Portuguese Language Day

In 2019, the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference decided to proclaim the 5th of May of each year as "World Day of the Portuguese Language".

By Observatory of the Portuguese Language

United Nations Secretary-General (2020) by UNESCOObservatory of the Portuguese Language

May 5, 2020.

For the first time, the United Nations Agency for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) celebrates World Portuguese Language Day.

This date, made official last November by UNESCO, coincides with the day that, for a decade, the day of the Portuguese language and culture of the CPLP was celebrated.

In a special message, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, considers that the proclamation of this day is a fair recognition of the “global relevance” of the Portuguese language which constitutes “itself an affirmation of diversity.”

May 5th - World Portuguese Language Day! (2020) by Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO.Observatory of the Portuguese Language

UNESCO

Portuguese Language Day

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Unesco, Audrey Azoulay

highlights the qualities of a language known for creativity in a message on the occasion of World Portuguese Language Day.

World Portuguese Language Day (Camões, I.P.) (2020) by Camões, I.P.Observatory of the Portuguese Language

World Portuguese Language Day (Camões, I.P.)

Commemorative event of World Portuguese Language Day, organized by Camões, I.P., in partnership with CPLP, UNESCO and UN News

Celebration of World Portuguese Language Day and 60 years of Brasilia (2020) by Observatory of the Portuguese LanguageObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Celebration of the World Day of the Portuguese Language and 60 years of Brasilia.

On 12 November 2019, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed May 5 of each year as World Portuguese Language Day.

The year 2020 marks the first time that UNESCO celebrates this World Day, in partnership with the embassies of Portuguese-speaking countries that are members of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) and with the Government of the Federal District, Brazil (GDF).

On this occasion, they also celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brasília together, one of the World Heritage sites in Brazil recognized by UNESCO.

May 5th - World Portuguese Language Day! (2020) by Observatory of the Portuguese LanguageObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)

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- UNESCO
- UN Secretary-General, António Guterres,
- Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Unesco, Audrey Azoulay
- Camões, I.P.
- Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).


Author: Francisco Nuno Ramos, Observatory of the Portuguese Language

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