Celebration of International Mother Language Day at UNESCO


International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The 22nd edition of this Day is celebrated as the world faces the unprecedented disruption to education caused by COVID-19. The pandemic has exposed and is expected to add new layers or to deepen inequalities, marginalization and exclusion.

The theme of the 2021 International Mother Language Day, “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society,” recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ focus on leaving no one behind. UNESCO believes education, based on the first language or mother tongue, must begin from the early years as early childhood care and education is the foundation of learning.

The webinar will be held in English, French and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation, also as well as in international sign language.

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