Events November, 12th 2012 by

The International Day of Tolerance Art Exhibtion November 12th to 16th

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance.

The International Day for Tolerance is a time for people to learn about respecting and recognizing the rights and beliefs of others. It is also a time of reflection and debate on the negative effects of intolerance. Live discussions and debates take place across the world on this day, focusing on how various forms of injustice, oppression, racism and unfair discrimination have a negative impact on society.
In 1996 the UN General Assembly invited member states to observe the International Day for Tolerance on November 16, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public (resolution 51/95 of 12 December). This action came in the wake of the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the assembly in 1993 (resolution 48/126). The year was declared on the General Conference of UNESCO’s initiative. On November 16, 1995, the UNESCO member states adopted the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the year.
The 2005 World Summit Outcome document outlines the commitment of Heads of State and Government to advance human welfare, freedom and progress everywhere, as well as to encourage tolerance, respect, dialogue and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations and peoples.
Here in Spain, in Fuengirola, the International Black & White Association are proud to use this day to spread this message of tolerance which is the fundamental reason behind the Association.
Our message and our reason for being is:-
To promote tolerance and understanding between peoples of different countries through art, culture and sport”
And so what better way is there for the association to follow the remit of the UN than to organise this Art Exhibition involving artists from different countries and backgrounds and with different life experiences.
The exhibition is being held in Edficio Colores, Av. Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo, 13 Baja Fuengirola from 12 to the 16th November from 18.30. On the 16th November the official day there will be a formal opening from 19.00 to which all are welcome. There will be presentations and music and an opportunity to participate in this special Day For more information please contact Wendy van der Veen  mobile 699 186 127
The following artists are exhibiting their work and it is a diverse, colourful and exciting collection from these very talented people and we thank them for their support
Antonio Carmona ( Torremolinos Malaga Spain)  member Fundación Malaga
Eugenia Esteban       Argentina                               member Fundación Malaga
Yuri Koff                     Russia
Anastacia Surova      Ukraine
Chrissie Craword       USA
Daniela Beydla          Cameroon
Gunnvor Sorhus          Norway
Birgitta Lonegren       Sweden
Marlina Arcedo          Panama
The association are very grateful for the help and continuing assistance and support given to us by the Town hall of Fuengirola, its councillors and of course the mayoress Doña Esperanza Oña who has been answering in the support .

Yours sincerely,

Wendy van der Veen
Secretary International Black and White Association. 

Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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