Chinese Language Day
“The United Nations this week will be celebrating Chinese Language Day as part of the Organization’s continuing efforts to highlight the historical and cultural significance of each of its six official languages.”
Chinese Language Day arose back in 2010 when the United Nations Department of Public Information (now the Department of Global Communications) inaugurated the United Nations Language Day. The purpose of this initiative was to celebrate the use of multiple languages and cultural diversity through the world, but specially, to promote the equal use of its six official languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
In special, 20th of April is a day the UN chose to pay tribute to Cang Jie, the legendary figure presumed to have invented the Chinese characters over 5,000 years ago. He is also known for giving name to the ‘Cangjie input method’, system used to enter Chinese characters into a computer using a standard keyboard.
Moreover, with every passing year, 20th of April is a day for the UN to earmark attention and awareness for Chinese culture and civilisation. By celebrating this day, we are commemorating the contribution of the ‘Chinese ancestor’ as one of the oldest languages in the world and the most widely spoken worldwide.
Prime Production Ltd is a clear supporter of promoting equal use of the United Nations six official languages through our close collaboration with the UN organisations as a provider of translation, interpreting and linguistic services in general.
We believe all languages have the right to be spread around the globe, and by providing our services we make sure our client’s message is delivered accordingly. We ensure high quality translations by linguists for each task according to our client’s needs.