“the multicultural nature of the human family”, in 5 steps:

1. November 16 recognized by the United Nations (UN) the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance to remember that understanding and respect among peoples, cultures, ideas and attitudes different from ours, are the key values ​​when shaping a tolerant and inclusive society.

2. Tolerance eliminates violent extremism and the resulting conflicts, all of which constitute threats to the consolidation of peace and democracy at the national and international levels and obstacles to development.

3. Tolerance as a vertebral principle to guarantee the universality, indivisibility and interdependence of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

4. Tolerance is not the same as concession, condescension or indulgence. Tolerance is the responsibility that sustains human rights, pluralism (including cultural pluralism), democracy and the rule of law. It implies the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism and affirms the norms established by international instruments related to human rights.

5. Foster education, freedom of communication, expression, thought, conscience, religion and culture to end acts of intolerance, violence, terrorism, xenophobia, aggressive nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism, exclusion, marginalization and discrimination against national minorities, ethnic, religious and linguistic, refugees, migrant workers, immigrants and vulnerable groups of society.

In times of polarized and fractured societies around the world, we must remember the virtue of tolerance. Such virtue brings us peace. 

-Human Rights Institute 

The highest form of education is tolerance. 

-Helen Keller