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World Arabic Language Day - Round Tables on Arabic Language and Youth

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 -
10:00am to 5:15pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Areej Atalla, a.atalla@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 Youth”, followed by a concert, at its Headquarters in Paris on 18 December 2018.

Experts, academics, artists and representatives of specialized institutions will gather to debate on:

1. Arabic Language and identity
2. Arabic Language and Arts
3. Arabic Language and Social media

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.