UN Arabic Language Day
|UN Arabic Language Day
اليوم العالمي للغة العربية
Arabic Language Day slogan
|Next time||18 December 2014|
|Related to||International Mother Language Day, UN Chinese Language Day, UN English Language Day, UN French Language Day, UN Russian Language Day, UN Spanish Language Day|
UN Arabic Language Day is observed annually on December 18. The event was established by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)[not in citation given] in 2010 to seeking "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization". December 18 was chosen as the date for the Arabic language as it is "the day in 1973 when the General Assembly approved Arabic as an official UN language ".
Taghreedat is a regional and international Arabic digital content community building initiative. With currently a community of over 2,500 Arab volunteers residing in 31 countries around the world, of which are 20 Arab countries, Taghreedat is aimed at building an active Arabic digital content creation community that contributes directly and significantly to increasing the quality and quantity of Arabic content on the web, through the implementation of the concept of crowd-sourcing to increase Arab users’ contribution to enriching Arabic content on the web through both original content projects, as well as projects geared towards localization and Arabization
Starting on May 31, 2011 on Twitter, as a call to action to increase the quality and quantity of Arabic e-content on Twitter via the hashtag #letstweetinarabic, Taghreedat has created a community of Arabic digital content enthusiasts from all parts of the Arab world, through its account on Twitter: @Taghreedat, which currently has over 100,000 followers
Taghreedat has worked with a number of international and regional stakeholders, among which are San Francisco-based organizations and companies including: Twitter, The Wikimedia Foundation and Storify, in addition to New-York-based TED and Abu Dhabi based twofour54 – the supporting organization which currently funds this initiative.
- , News Release UN launches new initiative to promote multilingualism. Consulted on 2011-04-23.
- , News Release UN marks English Day as part of celebration of its six official languages. Consulted on 2011-04-23.
- International Mother Language Day
- International observance
- Official languages of the United Nations
- AIDA - International Association of Arabic Dialectology
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