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Banner for Arabic Language Day. The text reads: Arabic Language Day, 20 December 2021, 1:30 to 3pm, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, E-Building, 1st Floor.


Arabic Language Day

Monday, 20 December 2021 at 13:30 P.M.

Hybrid celebration, in-person and via Zoom


Ceremony 13:30 - 15:00

Welcome and opening statement by Ms. Kira Kruglikova, Director, Division of conference Management (13:30-13:40)

Introduction by the moderator, Mr. Mohamed Ougammadan, Chief of the Arabic Translation Section (13:40-13:45)

Presentation (in-person) by Mr. Nacer Khemir, writer and film director: “Different Shades of Love in the Arabic Language” (13:45- 14:05)

Arabic musical interlude by Mr. Mohamed Assi (14:05-14:10)

Presentation (virtual) by Mr. Omar Ponsot, designer: “How the Arabic Language Inspires Creative Works” (14:10-14:25)

Arabic musical interlude by Mr. Mohamed Assi (14:25-14:30)

Reading in Arabic and Spanish of poems by Mr. Fadhil Al Azzawi (Arabic by Mr. Fadhil Al Azzawi and Spanish by Mr. Jaime Sanchez Ratia, senior revisor in STS) (14:30-14:45)

Tribute in memory of the late singer Sabah Fakhri by Mr. Mohamed Ougammadan (14:45-14:50)

Conclusion by Mr. Mohamed Ougammadan (14:50-14:55)

Arabic music from Sabah Fakhris’s repertoire by Mr. Mohamed Assi (14:55-15:00)


A Zoom background image has been created for this event. You can download it here.