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UNESCO celebrates the power of mother languages to build peace and sustainability

imld_2018_news-c-rawpixel-shutterstock.jpg Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com 19 February 2018Every two weeks a language disappears taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage. On International Mother Language Day 2018, celebrated every year on 21 February, UNESCO reiterates its commitment to linguistic diversity and invites its Member States to celebrate the day in as many languages as possible as a reminder that linguistic diversity and multilingualism are essential for sustainable development. This year UNESCO also commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of…

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