Nearly half of all the days of March are dedicated DAYS, according to different United Nations resolutions. March 20th is an International Day of Happiness, while March 21st is the Day of as many as 5 celebratory designations:
UN Under operates in 6 languages. 2010 initiative of the UN Department of Public Information established language days for each of the Organization’s six official languages — to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization:
- Arabic (18 December)
- Chinese (20 April)
- English (23 April)
- French (20 March)
- Russian (6 June)
- Spanish (12 October)
Thus today is the English Language Day.
English, naturally, is one of the three official “procedural languages” of the European Union. How proficient in English are people in each European Union country? It varies considerably. The map below shows where people can — and can’t — converse in English.
And a bunch of other maps and graphs pertaining to English language: