The Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence is charged with the responsibility of overseeing and implementing the pillars of the ‘National Tolerance Program’ which falls under its remit. This program is endorsed and approved by the U.A.E. Federal Cabinet and represents a broader platform where the Ministry embodies the nation’s commitment to join with the entire world in support of tolerance, pluralism, and peaceful and mutually beneficial coexistence. In celebrating the golden jubilee in the year of the nation’s fiftieth anniversary since its founding, the United Arab Emirates is ready to journey towards the next fifty by sharing its experience as a peaceful and inclusive country. It aims to gain from others a wider understanding of the universal power of working together for the benefit of all of humanity. It is from this focal position that the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence engages with entities, communities and affiliations both locally and globally, to synergize its role in society as an enabler of tolerance
The UAE is a unique model in which civilizations meet to strengthen peace and coexistence among all peoples of the world.
Caring for the Homeland…Tolerance is our Mission
The UAE has always been a country that values openness and tolerance towards all people, and this principle has been a cornerstone of its culture since its founding. This approach was inspired by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Founding Father, who believed in the importance of moral and humanitarian values in shaping the nation’s relationships with the rest of the world. The National Tolerance Program, which has been endorsed by the UAE Federal Cabinet, reflects this vision and includes programs that benefit all segments of society and promote an environment of human fraternity and peaceful coexistence.
On February 4, 2019, Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb captured the attention of the world when they met in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to sign the Document on Human Fraternity – a joint declaration urging peace among all people in the world. Born out of the fraternal friendship between the two great religious figures, the Document provides a blueprint for a culture of dialogue and collaboration between faiths. The declaration intends to serve as a guide for future generations to advance a culture of mutual respect, in recognition that we are all members of one human family.