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17
November2013

Georgian Democracy Initiative –Tolerance Advocate

On November 15, 2013, the Council of Religious Minorities at the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia awarder the Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI) with the title of the Tolerance Advocate for the outstanding contribution to the promotion of culture of tolerance in Georgia.

International Tolerance Day is celebrated annually as a reminder of an absolute need for intercultural respect, dialogues and cooperation among civilizations. Councils of Religious and Ethnic Minorities at the Office of the Public Defender of Georgia nominate and award Tolerance Advocates on an annual basis. Those are individuals, organizations and mass media outlets which contribute the most to the promotion of the culture of tolerance in the country.

Commemoration of the International Day of Tolerance began on November 16, 1995 with the initiative of the UN General Assembly. On November 16, 1995 UNESCO adopted the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.