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International Day for Tolerance celebrated across the globe
The International Day for Tolerance, established in 1996, was celebrated across globe on November 16 coordinated by UNESCO to strengthen tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and people.

According to UNESCO, the observance of the day has become 'more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life'.

UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, instituted in 1995, has been given this year to the Federal Research and Methodological Centre for Tolerance Psychology and Education (Tolerance Centre) of Russia.

The prize is awarded every two years on the International Day for Tolerance, 16 November. The Prize may be awarded to institutions, organizations or persons, who have contributed in a particularly meritorious and effective manner to tolerance and non-violence, stated UNESCO.

"The United Nations has launched a new campaign to promote tolerance, respect and dignity across the world. TOGETHER is a global campaign that aims to reduce negative perceptions and attitudes towards refugees and migrants, and to strengthen the social contract between host countries and communities, and refugees and migrants," stated UNESCO's website.

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