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The Arabic Language at the United Nations

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 3190 (XXVIII) ( French) of 18 December 1973, in that year Arabic became the sixth official and working language of the General Assembly of the United Nations and its main commissions, the others being Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

When the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) was established in 1973, Arabic, English and French were adopted as its official and working languages. It was decided that Arabic should be the original language in which all resolutions are formulated and into which all technical and other documents issued in languages other than Arabic should be translated (Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, rule 25 and 28).

Given that UN-ESCWA is located in the Arab region and plays an important supporting role in conveying information to Arabic-speakers and standardizing terminology, it is hoped that this site will be a forum in which official and academic institutions and individuals who specialize in the Arabic language and various technical areas may put forward proposals to promote the optimal use of that language within the United Nations.
 
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Please note that UN-ESCWA is neither responsible for the content nor for the policy of these sites.
 

 


 

 Upcoming Meetings and Events

7/12-8/12/2015
Sixth RICCAR Expert Group Meeting Cairo

5/3- 6/3/2015
Expert Group Meeting to Review the Draft 2015 Situation Report on International Migration: Migration, Displacement and Development in a Changing Arab Region - Beirut

22/3-23/3/2015
10th Session of ESCWA Committee on Energy Amman

24/3-25/3/2015
Expert Group Meeting on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region Amman

27/3-28/3/2015
11th Session of the Committee on Water Resources Amman

5/5-7/5/2015
Second Session of the Arab High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development Kingdom of Bahrain

15/6- 15/6/2015
Review of the Outline of the Publication on Social Development Report No. 1. Participatory Processes in Arab Countries Undergoing Democratic Transition - TBD

29/11- 29/11/2015
Observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - Beirut

 

 UN DAYS

International Women's Rights and International Peace
8 March 2015

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
3 December 2015

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21 March 2015

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

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