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International Day for Tolerance
16 November

Slideshow Photos

Photo of children of different races in South Africa

Under Apartheid Inter-racial marriage was illegal in South Africa. Children however don't know about racial discrimination.

Photo of dancers at 'We are Family' event at UN Headquarters.

An interactive event at UN Headquarters, "We are Family: Educating Our Children for a Safer World" to connect young people worldwide for the International Day for Tolerance.

Photo of UN Police visit a mass grave

UN Police visit a mass grave while investigating alleged abuses and rights violations committed in Côte d’Ivoire following the 2010 presidential elections.

Photo of members of UN Police and South Sudan Police Services hold hands in camaraderie.

Members of UN Police and South Sudan Police Services hold hands in camaraderie while taking part in a rope pulling competition, during celebrations marking the International Day of Peace.

Photo of Janet Quino

Janet Quino, one of more than 90,000 Ivorians to have fled into Liberia after a post-electoral crisis erupted in their home country.

Portrait of a man in Saharawi refugee camp

Portrait of a man inside the "27 February" Saharawi refugee camp near Tindouf, Algeria.

Photo of peacekeepers speak with the local population near the border of India and Pakistan.

Peacekeepers speak with the local population near the border of India and Pakistan. Their mandate is to be a neutral party.

Photo of two Bronx children smiling and embracing

Two children in a Bronx school solidifying their friendship with a spontaneous expression of mutual understanding.

Photo of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. Its members are dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor - the destitute, abandoned and dying of all castes and religions.

Photo of Kosovar refugees fleeing their homeland.

Kosovar refugees fleeing their homeland in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Photo of Sudanese men forced out of their towns across Darfur

Sudanese men forced out of their towns across Darfur because they refused to fight with local warring factions.

Photo of mosaic 'The Golden Rule' by American artist Norman Rockwell

"The Golden Rule" by American artist Norman Rockwell depicting people of different nationalities standing together with the words "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Photo of a boy injured by a hand grenade in Azerbaijan

A boy injured by a hand grenade in Azerbaijan. Armed conflicts took place in and around the territory which is also claimed by Armenia.

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