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Multilingualism at the United Nations: Selected resources

Commemoration : 21 February

UN Library & Archives Geneva celebrates the International Mother Language Day, 21 February
Proclaimed by UNESCO in November 1999, the International Mother Language Day is observed every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

Welcome!

This research guide compiles resources about multilingualism at the United Nations and links to UN websites and databases with multilingual information on the work of the Organization.

About Multilingualism

Learn more about UN official languages history and UN Language days: Arabic - Chinese - English - French - Russian - Spanish.

Photo credits: UN photo.

Featured UN documents and publications on multilingualism

UN videos on multilingualism

Commemorations

Resources available at the UN Library Geneva

Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

  Available through our library's Global Search

Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish

  Available through our library's Global Search

Resources on multilingualism available through our library's Global Search

UN information in different languages

Highlights

United Nations Resolution on the International Day of Sign Languages from World Federation of the Deaf on Vimeo. Text of resolution A/RES/72/161 available in the six UN official languages.

UN terminology