A selection of UN TV programmes, webcasts and video clips on issues in the news

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

" Promote awareness of linguistic, cultural diversity and multilingualism."

International Mother Language Day 2012

International Mother Language Day is an observance held annually on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

The (M)Other Tongue: Broadcasts on bilingual education today

Speaking one’s mother language is a right that not everyone can take for granted, especially in places where local, mother tongues are threatened by more dominant languages. Today, bilingual education programmes worldwide illustrate how discussions about “mother languages” must include the “other languages”. SOAS Radio, UNESCO’s partner from the University of London’s School of Oriental & African Studies provides global perspectives on the debate. 

Listen in  : Arabic  | English|   Mandarin | Portuguese | Russian

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