The post of the Minister of State for Tolerance was first introduced in 2016 when H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced structural changes to the 12th Cabinet, reinforcing the UAE's commitment to eradicate ideological, cultural and religious bigotry in the society. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi was the first the Minister of State for Tolerance.
In the Cabinet reshuffle of 2017, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan was appointed as Cabinet member and the Minister of Tolerance in the UAE.
Read Sheikh Mohammed's speech on Why Ministers for Happiness, Tolerance, Youth and the Future?
In the cabinet reshuffle in July 2020, the Ministry of Tolerance was changed to Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence. His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan is a Cabinet member and the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence. Read about the new structure of the UAE Government.
Updated on 29 Mar 2022