International Mother Language Day 2022: Theme, History and Significance Source: News18

The United Nations-designated day recognises that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals' focus on leaving no one behind.

International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh to set up the International Mother Language Day, which was approved at the 1999 UNESCO General Conference and has been celebrated ever since annually.

The first International Mother Language Day was observed throughout the world in 2000.International Mother Language Day: Significance.

The UN reports that globally 40 percent of the population does not have access to an education in a language they speak or understand.

According to the UN, the theme of the 2022 International Mother Language Day is 'Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities'.