The world celebrates adding Arabic calligraphy to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List, in recognition of its aesthetics and ability to link people and spread tolerance, a step that will ensure the survival and preservation of Arabic calligraphy arts.
UNESCO launched a workshop for the youth of different religions in West African countries, who comprise half the population. It aims to enhance their ability to spread religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence, in partnership with local religious institutions.
A few days ago, the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance & Non Violence 2020 started accepting nominations. It aims to honor individuals who promote non-violence all over the world. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2020.
Lovers of Islamic Art from different countries are awaiting the approval of UNESCO to declare an International Islamic Art Day in response to a request made by Bahrain last year. It will introduce the civilizational contribution of Muslim artists through the ages.