The first "Unlearning Intolerance" seminar, organised by the Department of Public Information. 21 June 2004.
The Unlearning Intolerance Seminar Series
The Unlearning Intolerance Seminar Series was initiated by the Department of Public Information in 2004. The series aimed to examine manifestations of intolerance as well as explore means to promote respect and understanding among peoples. As its name suggests, the "Unlearning Intolerance" series offers opportunities to discuss how intolerance, wherever it exists and for whatever reason, can be "unlearned" through education, inclusion and example.
The previous seminars, all held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, have highlighted diverse issues of intolerance on the themes: "Confronting Anti-Semitism: Education for Tolerance and Understanding" (2004); "Confronting Islamophobia: Education for Tolerance and Understanding" (2004); "Fanning the Flame of Tolerance: The Role of the Media"(2005); "Critical Perspectives in Combating Genocide: What We Can Do to Prevent. What We Can Do During. What We Must Do After" (2005); and "Cartooning for Peace" (2006).