Celebrating World Poetry Day with Poems from Diverse Cultures

"Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures." This extract explains UNESCO's decision recognising the most treasured form of linguistic expression. In 1999 UNESCO proclaimed 21 March as World Poetry Day. Since then, countries have been celebrating World Poetry Day annually with various activities and progammes.
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International Mother Language Day 2020

Let's celebrate our cultures and speak in our mother languages on International Mother Language Day! This Friday, 21 February is International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Background of International Mother Language Day UNESCO's initiated International Mother Language Day to raise awareness of language issues and preserve linguistic…
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