The UAE has declared 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance,’ it was just announced.
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi as well as HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted the news of the declaration.
The Year of Tolerance: with Pope Francis’ impending visit to the UAE, this is only fitting
الإخوة والأخوات .. وجه رئيس الدولة حفظه الله بإعلان العام القادم ٢٠١٩ في دولة الإمارات عاما للتسامح … بهدف تعزيز الدور العالمي الذي تلعبه الدولة كعاصمة للتعايش والتلاقي الحضاري .. وترسيخ هذه القيمة التي أرادها زايد سمة ملازمة للمجتمع الإماراتي
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) December 15, 2018
“The world today needs universal human values to be promoted for the sake of future generations”- HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed
With Khalifa’s announcement of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, we recall the great heritage that Sheikh Zayed founded on tolerance and today characterises UAE’s diverse society. The world today needs universal human values to be promoted for the sake of future generations.
— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) December 15, 2018
The UAE is the only country that has a Minister of State for Tolerance, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
While 2018 was the Year of Zayed, 2017 was the Year of Giving.