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Friday, 22 April 2016

English Language Day 2016, April 23

  
"All the world's a stage. And all the men and women merely players." From 'As You Like It'
by William Shakespeare

English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as the birthday of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.

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