The Arabic language is one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations, since its adoption as such by the General Assembly on 18 December 1973. Since then, this memorable date is celebrated every year as the International Day of the Arabic language.
Arabic is spoken by almost 400 million people. It is an official language in 30 countries and contribute to their cultural, scientific, artistic progress and development.
Should it be in its classic or oral forms ” Arabic language has given rise to a fascinating aesthetic in fields as various as architecture, [poetry, philosophy and song” (Unesco). It has contributed throughout the centuries and continue to participate to the advancement and spread of knowledge, literature and sciences which benefited. the whole humanity.
Celebrating the 18 December is taking time to reflect on this great contribution throughout history and a testimony for the channels it built for dialogue and mutual influence between cultures and civilisations.