Beginning on November 16, 2017 -- the UN-designated International Day for Tolerance -- the exhibition "Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence - Oman's Message of Islam" was hosted at the Neu-Ulm University, in cooperation with the Bavarian State Chancellery and the German-Omani Association. Opening the exhibition are Bavarian Minister Dr. Merk, Oman Ambassador Lytha Al-Mughairy and Mr Bruno Kaiser, President of the German-Omani Association.
November 16 is the annual date designated by the UN as the International Day for Tolerance.
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life.
In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This action followed up on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO, as outlined in the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the Year.