International Mother Language Day: 21 February 2011

Poster of the International Mother Language Day 2011

The International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by the General Conference of UNESCO in November 1999, has been observed yearly since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

The 2011 edition focuses on the theme "The information and communication technologies for the safeguarding and promotion of languages and linguistic diversity" during an Information session that will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Room IV. Consult the programme below for more information.

In the framework of the Day, 21 February 2011:

Meet the Author: Mimi Barthelemy
Dis-moi des Chansons d’Haiti/ Tell me a Song from Haiti/ Kek Chante Ayiti, pa di mwen - Trilingual children’s book in Creole, French and English
UNESCO Book Store, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris
12 p.m to 2 p.m.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 21.02.2011 16:00 local time
End 21.02.2011 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Rosi, Mauro
Organizer UNESCO Sector for Culture
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7 Place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants
Official Website International Mother Language Day 2010
Link 1 Programme of the Information meeting/debate for the Celebration of the Day
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4