UN English Language Day

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UN English Language Day
Date April 23
Next time 23 April 2017 (2017-04-23)
Frequency annual
Related to International Mother Language Day,
UN Arabic Language Day,
UN Chinese Language Day,
UN French Language Day,
UN Russian Language Day,
UN Spanish Language Day

UN English Language Day is observed annually on April 23.[1] The event was established by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)[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". April 23 was chosen as the date for the English language because it is the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth.[2]


  1. ^ , News Release UN launches new initiative to promote multilingualism. Consulted on 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ , News Release UN marks English Day as part of celebration of its six official languages. Consulted on 2011-04-23.

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