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UIL Blog: 'Multilingualism - The language of sustainable development' by David Atchoarena

International Mother Language Day 2020

International Mother Language Day 2020
© UNESCO / Monkatan Suvarnatap
International Mother Language Day 2020
21 February 2020

In a world increasingly globalized, multilingualism is becoming the norm rather than the exception. Supported by mother tongue-based multilingual education, linguistic diversity brings a number of benefits to the learners but also to society as a whole. Hence, growing evidence suggests that multilingualism can effectively contribute to sustainable development and to peace, argues David Atchoarena, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, in his latest blog.

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