International Mother Language Day

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 -
9:00am to 7:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

UNESCO supports mother language and multilingual education through International Mother Language Day (IMLD). The overall objective of the Day is to contribute to promoting Global Citizenship education.

UNESCO will celebrate IMLD 2018 on the theme "preserving linguistic diversity and promoting multilingualism to support SDGs.

IMLD also supports Goal 4.6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): "Ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy"

The opening ceremony of the celebration will be held at UNESCO HQ on 21 February 2018. Promotional activities of mother language and multilingual education should be undertaken at country level.