Under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi is poised to host the pivotal “International Dialogue of Civilization and Tolerance” in February 2024. His Excellency, serving as the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, has ardently emphasized the critical necessity of fostering open dialogues that pivot around ideas promoting human welfare and planetary well-being. He advocates for the inclusion of all human civilizations in this profound discourse, highlighting the indispensable values of tolerance and coexistence.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan meticulously reviewed the action plan and objectives of the conference, which is being orchestrated by the Emirates Scholar Center for Studies and Research. Themed “Bridging Civilizations and Fostering Diversity,” this conference is set to convene in Abu Dhabi, drawing distinguished personalities from the UAE, as well as international and Arab spheres.
This international symposium, a collaborative effort between the Emirates Scholar Center for Studies & Research, the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, is scheduled for February 2024. Supported by the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau under the Department of Culture and Tourism, and with contributions from the Zayed Research Center, the conference will feature an array of esteemed international participants. These will include researchers, academics, and scientists specializing in civilizations, tolerance, and humanities.
The conference’s agenda is to foster understanding and cooperation among diverse civilizations within a scientific framework. It will bring together experts, academics, and enthusiasts to deliberate on scientific matters pertinent to enhancing tolerance and coexistence values. Discussions will span a broad spectrum of scientific subjects, including the exchange of scientific experiences, historical lessons, the role of culture in promoting coexistence, multiculturalism in contemporary societies, and the significance of dialogue between civilizations.
Anticipated to attract over 5,000 participants, including more than 50 speakers from various governmental, academic, and international organizations, the conference will present over 200 scientific papers and panel discussions. An international exhibition featuring over 35 countries will also be part of the event, showcasing global best practices in cultural and social sustainability.
A notable highlight of the conference will be the unveiling of the first peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to civilization and tolerance sciences. This publication aims to offer novel insights into the evolution of civilizations and introduce cutting-edge research in tolerance and coexistence, employing scientific impact measurement tools and peer review processes.
The conference will culminate in a ceremony honoring the participating entities, influencers, and partners for their significant contributions to this global event. They will be presented with the conference shield, symbolizing their pivotal role in advancing civilizations and promoting research in the realms of tolerance, thereby contributing to the sustenance of civilized societies in the Arab world and beyond.