BACA president attends World Tolerance Summit

Abu Dhabi, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) President Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa took part in the 2nd World Tolerance Summit, which opened today in Dubai.

UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai is patronizing the two-day event, under the theme 'Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World'.

The International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), an offshoot of the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives, is organizing the summit, in the presence of 3000 global leaders, international experts, government officials and specialists representing more than 100 countries in the world.

BACA president said that the mounting challenges represent a real threat to cultural identity and memory, stressing the importance of protecting material and immaterial heritage in Arab countries towards building strong societies and contributing to achieving peace.

She outlined Bahrain's efforts to conserve heritage sites in cooperation with international institutions, adding that the Kingdom hosts the headquarters of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), which is a Category 2 Centre established in 2012 under the auspices of UNESCO..

Source: Bahrain News Agency