International Day for Tolerance: 16 November

The United Nations observes “International Day for Tolerance” on 16th November every year. The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.

In 1995, to mark the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, UNESCO created a prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence. The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence rewards significant activities in the scientific, artistic, cultural or communication fields aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence. The prize is awarded every two years on the International Day for Tolerance, 16 November.

Source: The United Nations

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS PO Mains:

  • Headquarters of United Nations: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.
  • Secretary-General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

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