Official UN languages

The United Nations Organisation (UN) has six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. To promote multilingualism and the equal use of these six languages, the UN has decided to dedicate one day of the year to each of them.

Three of the languages will be celebrated in April: Chinese on the 20th, with a day dedicated to Tsan Chieh, who created Chinese script, and Spanish and English on the 23rd, the day on which two of the main representatives of these languages – Cervantes and Shakespeare – died.

French was celebrated on 20 March, which was International Francophonie Day, while Russian will be recognised on 6 June, the date on which the great Russian writer Pushkin died, with Arabic being celebrated on 18 December, the date on which Arabic was first adopted as an official UN language.

Traductanet regularly provides services to the UN and its agencies. We are proud to offer complete language services, offering our customers technical and scientific translation, terminology, software localisation and transcreation services. In a multilingual word, everything makes sense with Traductanet.

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