A recent announcement has revealed that the year of 2019 will be the UAE Year of Tolerance. In a nation which consists of 90% expatriates, the number of different cultures and types of people is hugely varied, and thus tolerance is a key to ensuring appropriate integration of everyone as well as the fact that it will allow for fair treatment for all.

The announcement of a year geared towards tolerance is not the only thing that the government revealed. Further to this, a committee is to be set up to drive this goal and ensure all groups and entities abide by it.

Tolerance Committee

The announcement of this committee was by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President of the UAE. Their goal is to ensure that the tolerance aims are met and follow the seven outlined principles. These are:

  1.  Tolerance in the community;
  2. Tolerance in Education;
  3. Tolerance in the Workplace;
  4. Tolerance in Culture;
  5. The UAE Model of Tolerance;
  6. Tolerance in Legislation; and
  7. Tolerance in the Media

These will play a vital role in the coming year, and as specified among the principles, the legislation that may arise will take this into account. Policies and regulations will be considered more closely to ensure they are inclusive of all those who reside in the country creating a further transparent and just system of law.

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