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‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery’

October 5 is World Teacher's Day and this year's theme is "Teachers at the heart of education recovery." The day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status...

Sep. 23 is International Day of Sign Languages

September 23 is the United Nations’ International Day of Sign Languages and this year’s theme is “We Sign for Human Rights.” The result of a 2017 initiative by the World Federation of the Deaf...
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Sep. 23 is International Day of Sign Languages

September 23 is the United Nations' International Day of Sign Languages and this year's theme is "Sign Languages are for Everyone!" The result of a 2017 initiative by the World Federation of the Deaf...

Celebrate International Day of Education

January 24 is the International Day of Education and this year, the theme is "Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace." In an open letter, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay said, "Because, now...

Jan. 4 is #WorldBrailleDay

Today (January 4) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in November of 2018 as World Braille Day to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication...

Dec. 18th is #ArabicLanguageDay

December 18th is World Arabic Language Day and this year's theme is "Arabic Language and Artificial Intelligence." Celebrated since 2012, World Arabic Language Day marks the anniversary of the United Nation's 1973 adoption...

Canada to Make First Languages Constitutional Right

Canada’s federal government plans to recognize Indigenous languages as a constitutional right and create a new office of commissioners to protect and promote them under new legislation this fall, according to Canadian Heritage Minister...

Making Hindi Official at the UN

The Indian government is prepared to spend up to four billion rupees ($63 million) to make Hindi one of the official languages of the UN, according to the country’s external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj. Speaking...
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