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International Mother Languages Day 2024

EDM (Early Day Motion) 406: tabled on 19 February 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House pays tribute to International Mother Language Day 2024, which was the initiative of Bangladesh and was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference; notes that it has been observed on 21 February throughout the world since 2000 and commemorates the Bangladeshi university students martyred for the Bangla language in 1952; further notes 2024’s theme is “multilingual education is a pillar of intergenerational learning”; and believes that valuing linguistic diversity helps provide people with an understanding of language and culture, raises educational attainment, and celebrates the plurality and richness of multicultural communities.