Tolerance is one of the most cherished
and greatest values that anybody can have. To reflect the true
generosity, tolerance requires courage, strength, and positive energy.
More than 200 nationalities live and
work in the UAE; in a community that adopts the highest standards of equality
and fairness, and in a country that instils the sense of tolerance and
multiculturalism. The United Arab Emirates, which sets a range of laws and
regulations protecting the rights of all people living on its territory,
launched the Ministry of Tolerance to enhance the culture of diversity and
pluralism among future generations and launched a National Tolerance
Program to boost the values of coexistence, consolidating the emirate’s
position as a global hub for tolerance and Arab inherent traditions. We are
proud to live in a country that has become a global capital where East and West
civilisations converge to promote peace and rapprochement among people.
What makes the official theme of the
“Year of Tolerance,” announced by HH Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan- President of
the UAE, so special is the authentic Ghaf tree, which reflects our inherent
history and deep memories, as our ancestors used to gather under its shadows to
consult on matters related to our daily lives. We are hopeful that tolerance
will remain our greatest value for hundred years to come.
In the “Year of
Tolerance,” which instils the values of tolerance carried on the late Shaikh
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the legacy and teachings of our founding
fathers, we call
on all people to implement this value in their daily lives.
Saif Ahmad Al Souiadi
Under-Secretary of Human Resources
Affairs – Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation