World Arabic Language Day - Round Table on Arabic Language and the New Technologies

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World Arabic Language Day is celebrated every year on 18 December. This year at UNESCO, a Round Table will be dedicated to Arabic Language and the New Technologies, on 18 and 19 December 2017. A concert and an exhibition will also be organized.

The sessions will be animated by renowned experts and high-level representatives on the following themes:

- Arabic Language and Science (cultural heritage and knowledge perspective);
- Language Planning and its role in the dissemination of Arabic Language;
- Language engineering and the use of new technologies in the teaching of Arabic language;
- Arabic Language: present and future.

The celebration also resonates with the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022), for which UNESCO is the lead UN Agency.


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 18.12.2017 08:30 local time
End 19.12.2017 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Makhlouf Sarrazin, Maya
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Dolly Nasser Eddine,
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Arabic
Estimated number of participants 250-300
Official Website
Link 1 Provisional Programme
Link 2 Online RSVP
Link 3 History of the Arabic language at UNESCO
Link 4 International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022)