When :from Wednesday 18 December, 2019 09:30 to Wednesday 18 December, 2019 15:45
Type of event :Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Where :UNESCO Headquarters, 125 Avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France
Contact :Areej Atalla, Arabic-Language-Programme@unesco.org
World Arabic Language Day is celebrated every year on 18 December. On this occasion, UNESCO will host three Round Tables dedicated to this year’s theme “Arabic Language and Artificial Intelligence”, followed by a concert, at its Headquarters in Paris on 18 December 2019.
Experts, academics, artists and representatives of specialized institutions will gather to debate on:
1. The impact of artificial intelligence on the preservation and promotion of the Arabic language.
2. The computerization of the Arabic language and the cognitive future.
3. The launch of the regional report "Arabic as a gateway to access and transmitting knowledge”.
This celebration is organized in collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO, in partnership with the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation.
UN Languages Days aim to promote and celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity, as well as the equality of all official languages used in the Organization and its agencies: Arabic (18 December), Chinese (12 November), English (23). April), French (20 March), Russian (6 June) and Spanish (12 October).
The celebration also resonates with the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022), for which UNESCO is the lead UN Agency.