UN French Language Day

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UN French Language Day
Date March 20
Next time 20 March 2018 (2018-03-20)
Frequency Annual
Related to International Francophonie Day, International Mother Language Day,
UN Arabic Language Day, UN Chinese Language Day, UN English Language Day, UN Russian Language Day, UN Spanish Language Day

UN French Language Day is observed annually on March 20.[1] The event was established by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010[not in citation given] to seeking "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization". March 20 was chosen as the date for the French language since it "coincides with the 40th anniversary of the International Organization of La Francophonie",[2] a group whose members share a common tongue, as well as the humanist values promoted by the French language.[3]


  1. ^ , UN launches new initiative to promote multilingualism. Consulted on 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ , First-ever French language day celebrated at UN. Consulted on 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ united nations

See also

External links

  • UN French Language Day - Official Site (French)

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