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World Arabic Language Day - Round Table on Arabic Language and the New Technologies
Event Date: 
Mon, 2017/12/18 - Tue, 2017/12/19
Paris, France

When, local time: Monday, 18 December 2017 - 9:30am to Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 6:00pm

Where: France, Paris

Type of Event: Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Contact: Dolly Nasser Eddine,


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.