Celebrate the UN Language Days 2011

The UN celebrated the first ever Chinese Language Day on Friday 12 November 2010 in an bid to raise awareness and respect for the six official working languages of the organisation. With up to 1.4 billion people speaking Chinese, it is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

The UN will also celebrate its five other official languages to help promote multilingualism and cultural diversity.  The dates for the Language Days were selected for their symbolic or historic significance in relation to each language. Although the first Chinese Language Day was celebrated on 12 November, it will be observed on 20 April from 2011, to mark the invention of Chinese characters by Cangjie, with English on the 23rd April; Arabic on the 8th December; French on the 20th March; Russian on the 6th June; and Spanish on the 12th October.

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