In line with the declaration by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, and as part the initiative launched by the Zayed House for Islamic Culture (ZHIC), His Excellency Dr. Lowai Mohamed Belhoul, Director General of the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, signed the "Covenant for Million Tolerant" in the Department's premises at  H.H. Ruler's Court in the presence of Mr. Ali J. al Alawi, manager of ZHIC's Abu Dhabi branch.

The initiative aims to embed the values of tolerance, acceptance of others and establishing a culture of social responsibility among every single member of the community. The mission of the initiative is that everyone who signs the Covenant undertakes to be a tolerant individual, with himself, with those around him and with his community.

H.E Dr. Belhoul stated that this initiative echoes the noble cultural and human values and principles instilled by the late founding father Sheikh Zayed and reinforced by our leaders who follow in his footsteps to make the UAE a hub for tolerance where different faiths and nationalities co-exist. This approach creates a greater sense of tolerance among every member of the society – citizen, resident and visitor – and promotes a culture of diversity and pluralism without discrimination against an individual or groups based on their sex, race or belief. Tolerance is a deep-rooted virtue and an intrinsic part of the UAE society.

For his part, Mr. al Alawi praised the Department's participation in the Initiative, noting that the Tolerance Covenant is a document that enshrines the highest human and moral values, launched in conjunction with the Year of Tolerance to further promote tolerance amongst all members of society.

The employees of the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department joined the initiative by signing the e-document provided by ZHIC to allow members of the public to enter their details online and undertake to abide by the Covenant.


Director General of the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Signs Covenant for Million Tolerant

Director General of the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department Signs Covenant for Million Tolerant