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The presence of the Arabic language in the UNs began in UNESCO in its general conference,  third  course in Beirut in 1948 which announced the Arabic language as the working official language, together with English and French.

After Arab efforts, going on since the fifties of the last century, the UN Gen Assembly, 9th course, Resolution No. 878 of 4 December 1954 was issued, allowing written translation  into Arabic. And in 1960, the UNESCO Gen. Conference, course 11, acknowledged the importance of the Arabic language, considering that the effect of the UNESCO documents will be increased the most in the Arabic speaking countries if they were published in Arabic. Therefore, the UNESCO decided to use it in regional conferences which are organized in Arabic speaking countries and to translate the main documents and publications into Arabic.

Arabic is an Official Language in the Gen. Assembly:

On 1 January 1983, the Arabic language became an official language in the Security Council and the Economic and Social Council, according to Resolution No. 219/35, the Gen. Assembly, dated 17 December 1980,   sections for verbal and written Arabic translation were made at the UN head quarters  in Geneva and Vienna.   Two sections for Arabic translation in the Economic Committee for West Asia, now in Beirut, and the  Economic Committee for Africa, in Addis Ababa.

On 13 November 1998 the UN Arab internet site was inaugurated and this international organization began giving a special informatics service to the Arabic language speakers. The UN Information Center and the UN Broadcasting Station broadcast news materials on the work of the UN and its agencies and organizations, according to the highest  professional standards.

Despite the status the UN obtained, the Arabic Language  is still needing much to become official in the UNs other organizations. Maybe paying attention to the Arabic Language and protecting it at home, and developing the scientific capabilities in different domains, will represent the starting point to achieve this. Syria's experience, in protecting the Arabic Language and adhering to it since the twenties of the last century, is an example to be followed by the Arabic countries.

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