15 - 16 November 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Under the Patronage of
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai
"To treat every person, no matter what his creed or race, as a special soul, is a mark of Islam."
- Late H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
The stability, peace and prosperity that the United Arab Emirates is renowned for is a reflection of the values that the founding fathers of the nation, including the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, embedded in the society.
More than the mega projects, high-rise buildings and impressive infrastructure in the country, it can be most proud of the fact that tolerance exists in the day-to-day lives of people from various backgrounds who live and work together in building a future for the next generation – one that is without fear, conflict, and discrimination.
Indeed, the UAE is a shining example of inclusion and tolerance, as evident in the co-existence of more than 200 nationalities in the country, living harmoniously and peacefully. It adopts a policy of openness and is a welcoming society that focuses in the core values that all religions and cultures have in common.
The World Tolerance Summit is the biggest gathering of government leaders, key figures from the public and private sectors, peacekeeping ambassadors and change-makers from around the world who aim to discuss the great importance of tolerance, peace, equality, and to celebrate diversity amongst people from all walks of life, regardless of varying political views, cultural and religious backgrounds.
WTS 2018 will take place in Dubai, a melting pot of many expatriates from around the world, and is held in line with the International Day for Tolerance in November as declared by the United Nations.
The 2-day interactive summit will engage international thought leaders, decision-makers, and influencers in thought-provoking discussions in technology, social innovations, and global networking can play an important role in creating a conducive environment to bring about positive change in people’s lives.
Through a wide array of activities, it will delve deep into the ways by which individuals, organizations and nations can be open-minded, understanding and accepting of others’ opinions and beliefs in order to have a peaceful co-existence and cooperate in generating new ideas to build a prosperous and sustainable future.
This limelight event is a reflection of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to convey the UAE’s message of love and tolerance to the world.
"The United Arab Emirates is based on firm and strong values that seek to strengthen its relations on the basis of mutual respect, dialogue and cooperation and the abandonment of all forms of terrorism, violence and intolerance."
- H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
UAE President and Ruler of Abu Dhabi
"There is no future for the region without intellectual reconstruction that establishes values of tolerance, pluralism, and acceptance of the other intellectually, culturally, ethnically, and religiously."
- H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler Of Dubai
"The UAE was and still is an advocate of peace and the symbol of development and tolerance among peoples, cultures and civilizations."
- H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
"We are united in our respect for each other. We recognize the human values that we all treasure. In our tolerance lies our strength."
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan
UAE Minister of Tolerance
An Art & Photography Exhibition under the theme of Tolerance will be held on 15 - 16 November inviting artists and photographers from around the world to demonstrate their work. At the end of the summit, a winner will be selected for the best art & photograph, and their work will be highlighted on social media and various media agencies giving them the well-deserved recognition.
A celebratory Gala dinner will be organized at the Armani Hotel, Dubai inviting special guests and attendees of the summit to gather.
Books play a significant role in our lives. They say “When you open a book, you open a new world”. The Tolerance Library will provide access to a wide range of books on tolerance from around the world for them to get a wider perspective and a more enlightened worldview.
A unique feature where Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis for people to hear various opinions on the topic of tolerance, broadcasted on YouTube. The event in November will also be seen on WTS official YouTube page. The world can participate by sending questions which will be addressed by the speakers and participants during the event.
Education and knowledge are the keys to inculcate deep values of peace, harmony, tolerance for diversity and to enhance the social fabric of the community. WTS will play a crucial role in promoting tolerance and diversity which is the cue to peaceful co-existence between communities and regions.
WTS will play a crucial role in promoting tolerance and diversity which is cue to peaceful coexistence between communities and regions. Discover how technology can empower societies to unify people from different religions, creeds, class & color. Develop innovative ways to share positive messages to create cohesive and vibrant societies.
The Summit aims to address pertinent challenges faced by countries and its people, today. It will feature high-level keynote speeches, discussions, and interviews with experts and religious figures from around the world who will share examples of good practices and policies.
Workshops will be organized to inculcate the values of the Late H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on the 16th of November 2018. The various topics covered would be:
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