Global Council for Tolerance and Peace

A memo of understanding and joint work signed between UNAOC, Global Council for Tolerance

Abu Dhabi, Dec. 21 (WAM)- The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace (GCTP) and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) have announced their cooperation for developing projects and initiatives that enhance tolerance, understanding and alliance among cultures, races and religions on the level of the world.

President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, His Highness Ahmed bin Mohammad Aljarwan and H.E. Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) signed a memo of understanding and joint work between the Council and the international organization.

The memo aims to define a framework for the domains of cooperation which have a priority that include developing joint initiatives  to  enhance peace and tolerance and supporting the UN plan of action to safeguard the religious sites, and the institutional cooperation for holding and organizing conferences.

Moratinos expressed happiness for signing such a memo that would unify the international efforts for supporting the endeavors for peace and tolerance around the world.

He hailed the role of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace and the efforts it exerts through its International Parliament and General Assembly for uplifting the values of tolerance on all levels and in different countries around the world.

Aljarwan said that one of the most important goals of the Council is to work on enhancing international cooperation for spreading and uplifting the values of tolerance and peace, and to empower youth and women, and to strengthen the role of mass media in spreading peace, particularly with the relevant UN institutions, and maybe the most important of which is the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

The signing of the memo came after more than 70 of the partners and members of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace who represent presidents and members of national and regional parliaments paid a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on occasion of the “Year of Tolerance” as they went in several field visits in the state.

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