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Guyana Joins The World In Observing International Day For Tolerance

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Promoting Tolerance, Peace, Human Rights and Reconciliation is the focus as Guyana joins the world in observing International Day for Tolerance. The United Nations Association of Guyana in collaboration with the Guyana Media Proprietor’s Association held a seminar as they seek to bring about change in society through the media.

The objective of the forum is to facilitate a national conversation and generate public awareness, on the dangers of intolerance and encourage interaction among different groups to promote tolerance.

The Canadian High Commissioner believes the forum could not have been timelier as Guyana prepares for general elections next year.

President of the United Nations Association of Guyana, Justice Donald Trotman noted that the media must be aware of it influence on society and how they can help bring about change.

Participants were drawn from various organizations and groups. The United Nations International Day for Tolerance is observed on November 16 each year to educate persons about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance.

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