International Day of Human Fraternity 2022 and its Significance

International Day of Human Fraternity 2022 and its Significance

 

International Day of Human Fraternity is observed every year on 4 February across the globe. It aims to promote cultural and religious tolerance and coexistence. The day was first observed in 2021 by the United Nations (UN).

In his message, UN Secretary-General conveyed

As we commemorate the International Day of Human Fraternity, let us commit to do more to promote cultural and religious tolerance, understanding and dialogue.

In addition to the observance of International Day of Human Fraternity, there are other days which are thematic and relevant to the day. International Day of Peace is observed on 21 September. Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December.

Theme of International Day of Human Fraternity 2022

International Day of Human Fraternity aims to promote cultural and religious tolerance and coexistence.

History of International Day of Human Fraternity   

The International Day of Human Fraternity is the anniversary of the signing of the landmark Human Fraternity Document on 4th February 2019, in Abu Dhabi, by His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, and His Eminence Dr. Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders.

The document led to the launch of initiatives that promote tolerance and coexistence, most notably the Abrahamic Family House in Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, including a church, a mosque and a synagogue.

The UAE also hosts the annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, one of the key forums in the Islamic world, which discusses issues facing humanity in the modern era resulting from sectarian and ideological conflicts in Muslim societies.

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