His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has proclaimed the year 2019 to be the “The Year of Tolerance” in the UAE, highlighting the UAE as a global capital for tolerance, and emphasizing tolerance as a universal concept and a sustainable institutional endeavor through legislation and policies aimed at entrenching the values of tolerance, dialogue, coexistence and openness to different cultures, especially amongst youth, which will reflect positively on society as a whole.
The Year of Tolerance embodies the approach adopted by the UAE since its establishment to be a bridge of communication between the people of the world and their various cultures, in an environment of openness and respect that rejects extremism and promotes coexistence.
The four aspects of tolerance, which are defining a shared cultural language for tolerance in the United Arab Emirates, are peace, humanity, coexistence and respect.
The general framework of the Year of Tolerance revolves around 7 main pillars that seek to entrench the values of tolerance and openness to cultures and peoples as a general community approach that involves all segments of society and to establish a sustainable institutional framework across the UAE, the pillars are:
Community, Education, Workplace, Culture, UAE Model, Policies & Legislation, and Media.
Commemorating and promoting the Year of Tolerance 2019, Emirates Post has issued a set of commemorative stamps.
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Price Per Stamp: 3
Number of Stamps per Sheet: 6