International Mother Language Day.

21 February 2014
French Republic

Organized by the UNESCO - All Programme Sectors.

Celebration of Linguistic diversity and multilingual education. The Day aims at increasing the recognition of and respect for all languages in all spheres of public life including education.

UNESCO promotes mother tongue-based bilingual or multilingual approaches in education – an important factor for inclusion and quality in education. Research shows this has a positive impact on learning and learning outcomes.

The Organization provides normative frameworks for language policy and education and shares good practices in bilingual and multilingual education and mother tongue instruction.

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