The UNESCO celebrate November 16, 2016 as the annual International Day for Tolerance. The date goes back to November, 16 in 1995 when 185 member states of the UNESCO signed the declaration of the principles of tolerance. The International Day for Tolerance stands for living together peacefully no matter of which cultural or religious background one is.
Tolerance means to accept and respect other people with different lifestyles, ideologies, habits and customs. The concept of tolerance today often refers to the acceptance of an equal status for any human being on our planet. It bases on values like human rights and fundamental freedom for the individual.