The Ministry of Culture and Youth launched a report on the state of the Arabic language and its future, as the first research report that monitors the state of the Arabic language.
The Minister of Culture and Youth, Noura bint Muhammad Al-Kaabi, emphasized that “the report constitutes a basis and a reference point to assist decision-makers in governments and private institutions at the regional and global level in everything related to the Arabic language, and it will be the first building block of a permanent project to study the case of the Arabic language.
She added, “The report’s 10 axes focused on the most basic issues of concern to decision makers working in the Arabic language sector.”
Al-Kaabi explained that the work is part of the UAE’s commitment to its cultural identity and its role as an active contributor to the cultural identity of our region.
Regarding the most important outputs and recommendations, she said: “The report monitored a firm belief among large segments of university youth in the Arab world that Arabic is the basis of their national, Arab and religious identity, that it is necessary in their lives, and that they have a desire to use it more in their lives and in their education for their children, which develops About the depth of the relationship between these young people and their language ».
For her part, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, thanked the UAE for publishing this report, which embodies its great cooperation with the organization in this field and its commitment to upgrading the role and status of the Arabic language.