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IIT opens Nominations for MBRT Award

16/11/2019

As the world marks the International Day for Tolerance, the International
Institute for Tolerance (IIT) announced that nominations for the Mohammed bin
Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award are now open for entries from across the globe.

IIT called on individuals and entities with outstanding achievements in promoting
tolerance worldwide to apply for the Award, launched by His Highness Sheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE
and Ruler of Dubai, in line with the UAE’s efforts to instil this value in
society and honour the pioneers in this field.

The Award is a tribute to those who champion tolerance within their communities and
across the globe as a means of fostering intercultural communication,
encouraging interfaith dialogue, and highlighting the true image of Islam as a
religion of peace. It focuses on underscoring the importance of tolerance in
the areas of human intellect, culture and art.

His Excellency Dr Hamad Al Shaikh Ahmad Al Shaibani, Managing Director of IIT, said: “The
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award seeks to establish a global
approach to building a humane international society that believes in pluralism
and solidarity,
and celebrates global achievements that emphasise the significance of tolerance as
a primary language of dialogue.”

He added: “Inspired by the vision of its leadership, the UAE has become a model of
tolerance and peaceful coexistence, crafted by its citizens and residents. Innovative
initiatives launched in the country in the Year of Tolerance harness
intellectual and aesthetic creativity to enhance human relations rooted in
mutual respect and acceptance of different perceptions and cultures.”

For his part, His Excellency Major General Ahmed Khalfan Al Mansoori,
Secretary General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award, said:
“In addition to acknowledging accomplishments in promoting tolerance around the
world, the Award unifies international efforts to renounce intolerance, prejudice
and hatred. Furthermore, it stimulates open dialogue aimed at achieving world
peace based on universal human values.”