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The United Nations and Multilingualism



An essential factor in harmonious communication among peoples, multilingualism is of particular importance to the United Nations. By promoting tolerance, multilingualism ensures effective and increased participation of all in the Organization’s work, as well as greater effectiveness, better outcomes and more involvement.

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the six official languages of the United Nations. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat and are used in day-to-day professional exchanges (resolution 2 (I) of 1 February 1946).

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    Round tables on multilingualism have been organized regularly to highlight various aspects of multilingualism.
    Show details for 2013 - Technology, innovation and multilingualism2013 - Technology, innovation and multilingualism
    Show details for 2012 - Multilingualism in International Organizations: Information and Communication in a Globalized World2012 - Multilingualism in International Organizations: Information and Communication in a Globalized World
    Show details for 2011 - Multilingualism in International Organizations: which investments for which objectives?”2011 - Multilingualism in International Organizations: which investments for which objectives?”
    Show details for 2010 - Multilingualism in International Organizations: Challenges of Diversity2010 - Multilingualism in International Organizations: Challenges of Diversity


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