The UAE Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence has signed an agreement with the International Esports Federation (IESF) to promote tolerance and coexistence in Esports.
Last week, IESF President Vlad Marinescu and UAE Minister for Tolerance and Coexistence His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan signed an MOU, formally establishing the relationship between the IESF and UAE government.
Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan said: “It is my hope that by working together, the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence and the IESF will create an online culture that recognizes that while we may be connected virtually, we are interacting with fellow human beings.
Tolerance and coexistence are the foundations for a peaceful and productive world. A world where diversity is respected, where we embrace our common humanity, where we recognize our interdependence and take action to help others.”
President of IESF Vlad Marinescu said: “IESF has always worked hard to promote the true spirit of Esports beyond race, gender, religion and cultural barriers. We have a very diverse community with a growing membership of over 70 nations.
We are deeply privileged to establish a strong partnership with the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence under the wise leadership of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, together, I have no doubt this collaboration will accomplish its ambitious mission.
The IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports will develop a working group that will engage with all stakeholders, athletes, gamers, teams, publishers, parents, schools and governing federations, as part of its consultative process on the many issues and develop a key strategy that will promote the message of tolerance.
I wish to emphasize that this is for all the community to be engaged with and not just our existing membership. Please join us as we strive to bring peace and harmony that celebrate our differences. We are all one family and united in Esports.”
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, both parties presided over the signing ceremony remotely from their respective countries. As part of the collaboration, the IESF and the Ministry have agreed on a number of initiatives. This includes the formation of an IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports, which will engage in key debates to promote peace, tolerance, harmonious coexistence and stronger ties between communities.