The 20th March celebrated the International Day of Francophonie. The day of French language assisted UNESCO to stress the significance and diversity of linguistics of language. Further to this how a language can bring people together and help portray the understanding and respect between different cultures; all in all quite a fantastic and educational day for all celebrating.
French is one of the most spoken languages in the world and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and romantic languages that exist. According to Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, “French draws its strength from the diversity of the peoples and cultures that share it and contribute daily to its enrichment and vibrancy.” 
UNESCO is an organisaion set up in order to establish peace on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity.  UNESCO underlines the importance of linguistic diversity as a condition for sincere and authentic international cooperation. Through this, individuality can be articulated, so that each and every person can express their thoughts in their own way without the need to borrow words.
Some facts and the French language:
-The number of French speakers has tripled since 1945 since most former French and Belgian colonies kept French as their language of government, education and science after decolonization.
-French is still one of the largest working languages of the UN, the EU and dozens of organisations across the world.
-French is second only to English for the number of countries where it had official status and with 56 members, La Francophonie is now larger than the Commonwealth which has 53.
-France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania, Luxembourg and Monaco are French speaking countries.
There are also a number of other international language days set up by UNESCO, which have been in place since 2010 in order to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Chinese is celebrated on 20 April, English on 23 April, Russian on 6 June, Spanish on 12 October, and Arabic on 18 December.