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MOSCOW, November 16 (Itar-Tass) —— The world community should work out legislation on tolerance and permanently monitor its observance. Vyacheslav Kantor, the co-chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) and president of the European Jewish Congress (EJC), proposed this on Wednesday.
“Instilling the notion of tolerance in public consciousness is the requirement of the times,” Kantor told Itar-Tass. “This should be legislatively sealed,” he said. He believes that there can be limitations to this only in the matter of security. “It is exceedingly important to balance global security and secure tolerance,” said the co-chairman of the ECTR. “These notions are inseparable,” he said.
In this connection the expert recalled the initiative to establish the European Center on Tolerance and Security which, after consultations in the European Commission, is to open in Florence. “We have embarked on a broad, significant project,” Kantor said. “The center is to be the result of joint work of Russia, the EU and the US,” he said. Kantor summed up the results of the ECTR meeting in Moscow on October 25 at which the plan to hold an international conference in Kazan in 2011 was announced.
UNESCO, during the celebration of its 50th anniversary in 1995, proclaimed November 16 as the International Day for Tolerance.