Since its introduction in 2000, many people celebrate International Mother Language Day. UNESCO announced the “support for linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism” at the General Conference, held in 1999 in Paris.
UNESCO believes in the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity for sustainable societies. It is within its mandate for peace that it works to preserve the differences in cultures and languages that foster tolerance and respect for others.
Students of the British International School joined the celebration and during the lessons, they took part in language-based quizzes and competitions.