Multilingualism “catalyst” for achieving sustainable development

Greater emphasis should be placed on nurturing multilingual students, according to a winner of a UN-backed essay competition entitled “Many Languages One World.”

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UN Committee on Information calls for greater emphasis on multilingualism

The United Nations body tasked with examining the Organization’s public information policies and promoting a just, effective global information and communications order called on the Department of Public Information (DPI) today to bolster multilingualism, efficiency and local outreach to heighten awareness of critical international issues.

UN marks English Day as part of celebration of its six official languages

The United Nations marked the anniversary today of William Shakespeare’s death by celebrating English Language Day, the second in a series this year to raise awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six official languages of the world body.

Senior official appointed UN’s coordinator for multilingualism

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a senior United Nations official as the world body’s coordinator of questions relating to multilingualism.