Today, 16 November, marks International Day for Tolerance.
In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public.
This action followed on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO, as outlined in the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the Year.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has just published 'Hate Crime Data-Collection and Monitoring Mechanisms. A Practical Guide.'
To develop the guide, ODIHR established an expert group made up of officials from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as specialists from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), ECRI, FRA, Human Rights First and CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe.
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A conference to tackle islamophobia and antisemitism in Europe was organised by the FFEU (Foundation for Ethnic Understanding) and hosted by the British MEP Afzal Khan at the European Parliament. The conference with religious leaders and representatives from civil society organisations took place in Brussels on 29 September. The conference was welcomed by CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe and featured CEJI Board Member Ronny Naftaniel (pictured, 3rd from left) and our training co-ordinator Stéphanie Lecesne.
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CEJI is today quoted in a front page New York Times article entitled "Europe’s Anti-Semitism Comes Out of the Shadows". It's a depressing, if realistic, overview.