Daily Archives: February 3, 2015

How Do You Say “Peace” In Your Mother Tongue?

International Mother Language Day, held every year by the United Nations on February 21, honors the memory of three students who were assassinated in 1999 while demonstrating in Dhaka, Bangladesh for the recognition of their native Bengali language. At First Peoples, we believe that language is an essential part of the soul of a culture, […]


International Mother Language Day on Twitter

There are approximately 7,000 languages spoken in the world and approximately half of them are at least vulnerable of becoming critically endangered, if not extinct. The two foremost reasons why languages die are: People in small communities who choose to learn and speak a more widely-used language ultimately replace their native language. A language is […]

International Mother Language Day monument planned

Artists are answering the call to imagine an International Mother Language Day monument in Taylor Creek Park. Rizuan Raham, left, and Azim Dewan are the secretary and president of a recently formed non-profit that is planning to build an International Mother Language Day monument in Taylor Creek Park. Several artists submitted early concept ideas for […]

International Mother Language Day Unique Facebook Covers

    The mother language day of Bangladesh is 21 February. 1952 year is a most memorable year for all Bangladeshi people. Who are citizens of Bangladesh, 21 February means a lot for them. Not only Bangladesh every year over the world Bengali people observed International mother language Day of Bangladesh. Nation celebrates this day […]

UNESCO International Mother Language Day 21 February

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was established on 16 November 1945. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of a culture of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. Mother Languages for Global Citizenship: Spotlight on Science On 21 February […]

Recognizing International Mother Language Day

Today, Feb. 21, is International Mother Language Day, so we’re looking at some of Africa’s linguistic traditions. Did you know that a child you sponsor in Africa may speak as many as five languages? By Meg Carter, ChildFund Sponsorship Communication Specialist In July 1975, I began a training program for Peace Corps volunteers in Dakar, Senegal. […]

International Mother Language Day: Lessons for Iran

The international community today celebrates UNESCO International Mother Language Day. On this occasion UNESCO aims to raise awareness of the benefits of multilingual education, particularly in the early years of childhood development. Studies, research, and UNESCO reports demonstrate the importance of mother and local language instruction in building strong foundations for reading comprehension in national […]

Celebrating International Mother Language Day with the Launch of Welsh & New Features

Today Microsoft celebrates International Mother Language Day (IMLD) alongside UNESCO, with the goal to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism across the world.   Advancements in technology to support and preserve languages create greater awareness of the linguistic and cultural traditions celebrated throughout the world, which in turn promote understanding, tolerance and dialogue. Helping to enable business, […]

Recognizing American Sign Language on International Mother Language Day

The following blog post was written by Ellen Kampel, Public Relations Manager for Accessibility at Microsoft. Ellen holds a Masters in Social Work (MSW) and works on technology issues related to aging and people with disabilities. —– Today we will celebrate International Mother Language Day, a time dedicated to promoting native languages and the central […]