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UN ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY OBSERVED

UN ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY OBSERVED

Context

UN English Language Day is observed annually on 23 April.

Details

The aim is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity by exploring the language. English Language Day marks the birthday and date of death of famed writer William Shakespeare.

This day makes up one of six UN language days. In the year 2010, an initiative by the Department of Public Information established language days for each of the Organization's six official languages from across the world.

UN language days:

  • Arabic (18 December)
  • Chinese (20 April)
  • English (23 April)
  • French (20 March)
  • Russian (6 June)
  • Spanish (23 April)

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