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Spanish Language Day to be celebrated at HQ on Tuesday, 12 October 2010
11 October 2010 / 01:26

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Special events celebrating the Spanish language will take place in New York on Tuesday, 12 October, the fourth observance of the Department of Public Information’s “Language Days at the UN”.

All UN and Permanent Mission staff in New York are encouraged to participate and learn more about Spanish resources at the UN by attending the special events planned for the day.

12 October is traditionally observed in the Spanish-speaking world as “Día de la Hispanidad” or "Día de la Raza". To find out more about plans for the day, please visit  .

Scheduled Events

An Information Fair will be located on the 2nd floor of the North Lawn Building (opposite Café Austria). Stop by between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. to learn about Spanish resources at the United Nations, including language courses, websites, UNTV and UN Radio Programs.  Books in Spanish will also be available for sale.

External partners Instituto Cervantes, Queen Sofia Spanish Institute and The King Juan Carlos I Center will be represented at the Information Fair. There will be a book swap courtesy of the UN Spanish Book Club: “Donate a book originally written in Spanish and take one from our grab bag in exchange!”

A special Spanish Cultural Programme will be held from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room B in the North Lawn Building. The event will feature UN staff members reading Spanish literature and poems. The Programme will include musical interludes by James Cannings and Thomas Cortijo, and a flamenco performance by Inma Heredia.

About Language Days at the UN

Language Days at the UN seek to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.

The dates for the Language Days were selected by the Department of Public Information for their symbolic or historic significance in connection with each language.

For information about Language Days at the UN, contact Advocacy and Special Events at 917-367-5841.