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IMLD2014 message from the UN Secretary General

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"International Mother Language Day celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity alongside multilingualism as a force for peace and sustainable development. As we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals while mapping out a post-2015 sustainable development agenda, this diversity can encourage dialogue, mutual understanding, innovation and creativity. This in turn can help us build more just and inclusive societies. As the late President Nelson Mandela once said, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart". The theme of this year’s...

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