World Arabic Language Day - Round Table on Arabic Language and the New Technologies

When, local time: 
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 9:30am to Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Dolly Nasser Eddine, d.nasser-eddine.sa@unesco-delegations.org

World Arabic Language Day is celebrated every year on 18 December. This year at UNESCO, a Round Table will be dedicated to Arabic Language and the New Technologies, on 18 and 19 December 2017. A concert and an exhibition will also be organized.

The sessions will be animated by renowned experts and high-level representatives on the following themes:

- Arabic Language and Science (cultural heritage and knowledge perspective);
- Language Planning and its role in the dissemination of Arabic Language;
- Language engineering and the use of new technologies in the teaching of Arabic language;
- Arabic Language: present and future.

The celebration also resonates with the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022), for which UNESCO is the lead UN Agency.