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UNESCO
1946 -

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization


 Tolerance... involves the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism and affirms the standards set out in international human rights instruments.

Nov. 16, 1995 - from Article 1.3 of the "Declaration of Principles on Tolerance" [UNESCO seems to see itself defining "dogma" and standards of tolerance. Ed.]
Tolerance is not concession, condescension or indulgence. Tolerance is, above all, an active attitude prompted by recognition of the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. In no circumstance can it be used to justify infringements of these fundamental values.

Nov. 16, 1995 - from Article 1.2 of the "Declaration of Principles on Tolerance"
 Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures... It is not only a moral duty, it is also a political and legal requirement.

Nov. 16, 1995 - from Article 1.1 of the "Declaration of Principles on Tolerance" [UNESCO wants us to be morally and legally required to "appreciate" as well as respect and accept cultural diversity. Ed.]
... since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defence of peace must be constructed.

1946 - defining its original education objectives in its constitution
 ... education should aim not so much at acquisition of knowledge... there is less need to know the content of information. ... [Capitalism] lays the foundations of rivalry and aggression and encourages exaggerated consumption, making man a slave of ambition and status symbols. ... [Lifelong learning promotes] equality of end result, and not merely of opportunity... and fosters equality in terms of opinions, aspirations, motivations, and so on.

1976 - from its publication Foundations of Lifelong Learning, widely-hailed in the education movement