The UN and Mother Languages
The goals of this international day are to save the cultural traditions and inspire the society to solidarity, tolerance for each other in the hope of a better future.
Mother tongue is the first language that you learn when you are a baby, rather than a language learned at school or as an adult. Elementary schools have a big role to teach the using of the mother language completely because this is that institute where we learn read and write. In the present we use in the education and in the digital world only few hundred words. If we don't take care with this problem more than 50 per cent of the 70000 today used languages will die out within a few generations.
Unesco has devoted so much attention to this problem since February 2000. The goals are to promote peace and multilingualism around the world and protect all mother languages.
Written by: Ágnes Illés