International Mother Language Day
International Schools Association
21st, February, 2024
Mother Language Day
It is a global celebration proclaimed by UNESCO to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world
International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999. The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh. The UN General Assembly welcomed the proclamation of the day in its resolution of 2002.
On 16 May 2007 the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/61/266 called upon Member States “to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world”. By the same resolution, the General Assembly proclaimed 2008 as the International Year of Languages, to promote unity in diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism and named the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to serve as the lead agency for the Year.
Today there is growing awareness that languages play a vital role in development, in ensuring cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, but also in strengthening co-operation and attaining quality education for all, in building inclusive knowledge societies and preserving cultural heritage, and in mobilizing political will for applying the benefits of science and technology to sustainable development.
- Welcome message and invitation to schools to submit their videos from Monica Colli, Director of A’ksent Suisse International School.
- Reception of short videos until February 20th.
- On February 21st, all videos will be uploaded on the ISA dedicated web page.
- A week after February 21st, schools and students are encouraged to share the videos on their social network.
- Schools should do prior work with a group of students in order to participate effectively.
At least some idea of Human Rights across the world and a little bit of rhetorical/persuasive devices (not essential like the prior research).
- There could be listeners/ inactive guests.
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