UNESCO celebrates World Arabic Language Day

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is celebrating the World Arabic Language Day on Monday.

The celebrations coincide with the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of Arabic as one of the six UN official languages, the UNESCO said.

They also called the language a “language of undeniable beauty and power.”

This year’s celebration is under the theme “Arabic – the Language of Poetry and Arts.”

“To pay tribute to the poetic and artistic brilliance of the Arabic language, UNESCO will bring together researchers, academics, youth, and heads of international institutions,” the statement added.

The event’s roundtables include:

Philosophy and Poetry: The Contribution of Arabic Poetry to Knowledge Shaping and Social Transformations

Arabic Language and Arts: Broadening Scopes of Cultural Diversity

‘Arab Latinos!’: The Arabic Imprint in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The event is taking place on Monday from 9:30 A.M to 5:30 P.M in the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

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