Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the President of the UAE and Chancellor of the UAE University, said that the UAE sets an example as a model of tolerance and peaceful coexistence. He made the comments on the occasion of the United Nations International Day Against Hate Speech.

He made the comments on the occasion of the United Nations International Day Against Hate Speech, observed annually on June 18.

Nusseibeh said the UAE’s celebration of the event highlights the significant efforts made by the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to strengthen unity, respect and tolerance among all members of society, regardless of race, religion or color. .

“Combating hate speech in the UAE is not simply an ethical obligation, but rather a deeply rooted approach and legacy inherited from the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who laid the foundations for a tolerant state that respects cultures, religions, and ethnic diversity, and these values ​​constitute the cornerstone of our society,” Nusseibeh said.

He added that the UAE, in its unwavering belief in the importance of Sheikh Zayed’s values ​​and vision, continues to work diligently to build a fairer and more peaceful future, which respects the rights of all individuals. without discrimination, while guaranteeing equal opportunities. live with dignity and respect.

He affirmed that the UAE has enacted strict laws to combat discrimination and hate speech, guaranteeing the rights of all individuals and promoting safe living in an environment of mutual respect.

“The UAE continues to collaborate with the international community to promote global tolerance and peace, and works with global partners to strengthen security and stability around the world.”

“By working together, we can continue the lasting legacy and present the unique model of the UAE as a symbol of tolerance and peaceful coexistence among all nationalities and cultures,” he concluded.

A resolution of the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed June 18 as the International Day Against Hate Speech, building on the United Nations Strategy and Action Plan against Hate Speech launched on June 18 2019.

To celebrate this Day, the United Nations invites governments, international organizations, civil society groups and individuals to organize events and initiatives promoting strategies to identify, address and counter hate speech.


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