UNAMI celebrates World Arabic Language Day | 18 December
18 December 2022
UN Arabic Language Day is observed annually on December 18. The event was established by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010 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".
Video produced by the UNAMI Public Information Office / Sarmad Al-Safy in cooperation with UNICEF Iraq.