UAE affirms its commitment to consolidating the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence
The UAE affirmed its approach to consolidating the values of tolerance, rejecting extremism and calling for peaceful coexistence, as it has become an adopted approach in its policy in addition to preventing discrimination between individuals or groups on the basis of religion, ethnicity, sect or gender.
Marwan Obaid Al Muhairi, a member of the Parliamentary Division of the Federal National Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), participated in the Young Parliamentarians Forum held as part of the 146th Assembly of the Union held in the Bahraini capital, Manama.
During the forum meeting, views were exchanged on the topic of the general discussion of the General Assembly of the Union on the topic of "Promoting Peaceful Coexistence and Inclusive Societies: Combating Intolerance", where Marwan Al Muhairi stressed in the intervention of the UAE Parliamentary Division the importance of having legislative controls that prevent the spread of misinformation and hate speech, at a time when there must be government policies in which parliaments contribute in one way or another to ensure the effective application of these legislations and their consolidation in the culture of society, and the importance of strengthening legislative and legal frameworks, and discussing Various policies and mechanisms necessary to combat the phenomenon of hate speech and dry up its sources, with an emphasis on promoting the values of tolerance and peaceful coexistence in society.
He added in the intervention of the UAE Parliamentary Division, that consolidating the values of tolerance, rejecting extremism and calling for peaceful coexistence has become an approach adopted by the UAE with the aim of promoting these principles locally and promoting them globally, as a Ministry of Tolerance was established, in addition to launching the National Program for Tolerance, and enacting laws and legislation on combating discrimination and hatred, and preventing discrimination between individuals or groups on the basis of religion, race, sect or sex.
Dr. Shaikha Obaid Al-Tunaiji, a member of the Parliamentary Division Group of the Federal National Council in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, also participated in the meeting of the Middle East Issues Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, which was held in Manama, Bahrain, within the meetings of the 146th General Assembly of the Union and the 211th session of the Governing Council.
During the meeting, they reviewed a presentation on the efforts of the United Nations to establish peace and stability in the Middle East, a presentation on the activities of the Committee since the 145th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, in addition to a summary of the outputs of the IPU project on schools of science for peace, and UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini gave a summary of the Agency's current work and its role in peace and stability.