Under the Patronage of
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai

Under the Patronage of
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai


World Tolerance Summit 2019 gathers together local and international ministries and governments, cities, corporations, universities and the academe, organizations, religious institutions, cultural associations, non-governmental organizations, research institutes and centres, media, social media influencers, youth, and women on 13-14 November 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

With the theme, ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World’, the two-day interactive summit aims to strengthen UAE’s stance to be a model for tolerance and positive coexistence and be the catalyst to build greater understanding between cultures.

New event features of this year’s World Tolerance Summit are carefully designed to focus on the engines of tolerance- from individual to organizational and institutional levels, with steadfast hope to build the foundation of a tolerant world through legislation, education, positive use of and access to information, and through empowering individuals.

World Tolerance Summit is an initiative of the International Institute for Tolerance, a part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, in conjunction with the Year of Tolerance.

WTS Goals and Objectives

  • To be a platform to promote the values of tolerance among communities and families
  • To safeguard and promote the principles of tolerance in the educational system which includes schools, universities, and other learning institutions. 
  • To create a culture of tolerance at every workplace where all employees can feel safe, and where everyone is offered equal employment opportunity
  • To forge local, regional, and international dialogues and partnerships in support of UAE’s aim to be the global capital for tolerance
  • To spread UAE’s message of tolerance through local and international campaigns in traditional media and social

Who should participate?

  • Ministries & Government Departments
  • Corporates
  • International Organizations
  • Universities
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Religious Institutions
  • Cultural Associations
  • Research Institutes & Centers
  • People of Determination
  • Media


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