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Commemoration of the International Day for Tolerance 16th November 2011

By African Union Commission (AUC)
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 15, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Invitation to the representatives of the media

WHAT: Commemoration of the International Day for Tolerance

WHEN: 16th November 2011 at 9:00am

WHERE: African Union Commission Headquarters, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

WHO: The Department of the Political Affairs in collaboration with UN Office of High

Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations

Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

OBJECTIVE:

The Commemoration of the International Day for Tolerance is aimed at creating a time for people to learn about respecting and recognizing the rights and beliefs of others. It is also a time of reflection and debate on the negative effects of intolerance.

Participants:

Participants will include: Officials from AU Member States, the AU Commission, AU Organs, International Organisations, Diplomatic Corps, and others.

All media representatives are invited to participate and cover the commemoration event.