Day of the Russian language at the UN June 6, the birthday of the great Russian poet A.S. Pushkin, in the framework of the program for the support and development of multilingualism
Day of the Russian language at the UN
June 6, the birthday of the great Russian poet A.S. Pushkin, in the framework of the program for the support and development of multilingualism and cultural diversity, the Day of the Russian language is celebrated in the UN. One of the goals of this program is to maintain the equality of all six UN official languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and French.
The decision to hold days of languages was taken by the UN Department of Public Information on the eve of International Mother Language Day , celebrated annually on February 21 at the initiative of UNESCO.
The purpose of the UN language days is to raise awareness of the history, culture and development of each of the six UN official languages among the staff of the Organization. Each language is given the opportunity to find its own unique approach and develop its own program of events of the day, including inviting famous poets and writers and developing information and thematic materials.
Cultural events, among others, may include the performance of musical and literary works, contests, exhibitions, lectures, variety performances and performances of cultural figures, national cuisine days and performances by folk groups, film demonstrations and express language lessons for those who want to learn from UN official languages.
All Day (Saturday)