International Mother Language Day
Did you know approximately 225 indigenous languages are spoken in Europe? Or that South Africa has 11 official languages? Did you know that there are 46 different alphabets used around the world? Or that Spanish is the official language of 21 countries?
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Language is a powerful instrument, enabling a culture to preserve and transmit traditions, and develop its heritage. Prime Production serves to manage the careful transmission of information between two languages.
Having providing language services for over a decade, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in translating national reports to global studies on a variety of topics. From French to Arabic to Bengali to Tagalog, we are also well versed in providing high-quality interpretation and desk-top publishing services to key strategists around the world, across different time zones.
International Mother Language Day recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ focus on leaving no one behind. UNESCO believes education, based on the first language or mother tongue, must begin from the early years as early childhood care and education is the foundation of learning.
Held annually on the 21st February, this year is aiming to focus on policymakers, educators and teachers, parents and families to scale up their commitment to multilingual education, and inclusion in education to advance education recovery in the context of COVID-19. This effort also contributes to the United Nations International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032), for which UNESCO is the lead agency, and which places multilingualism at the heart of indigenous peoples’ development.
Every two weeks a language disappears taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage. At least 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world.
Promoting multilingualism will not only encourage diversity amongst language and culture, but it will help societies develop a deeper understanding of linguistic and cultural traditions from around the world, and it will inspire solidarity.
Prime Production specialises in Sustainable Development, Human Rights, Health, Education, Gender Equality, Child Protection, Transparency, Natural Resource Extraction, as well as Trade and Finance. Connected to a network of linguistic expertise, our team of Project Managers carefully match translators and interpreters to projects, based on their area of expertise, ensuring that our clients will receive a high-quality product, ready for distribution.