UAE fund to support projects promoting peaceful co-existence launches
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed announces Zayed International Fund for Co-existence
A fund to support projects that promote peaceful co-existence worldwide was launched by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on Wednesday.
The Zayed International Fund for Co-existence will financially support initiatives that fulfil the points outlined in the Human Fraternity Document - signed by Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, and Dr Ahmad El Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif, during their visit to Abu Dhabi this week.
Formed by order of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the fund will also support the development of school syllabuses that aim to instill values of human fraternity among pupils. It will also provide postgraduate scholarships to students who plan to conduct further research on the principles featured in the Human Fraternity Document.
The fund will sponsor teacher training courses so they may become true advocates of tolerance, mutual understanding and acceptance, reported state news agency Wam.
Under the UAE-based fund, annual reports and books - that will be translated into a variety of languages - will be produced, provided they promote the principles of the Document.
Updated: February 7, 2019 10:32 AM