There are about 6,700 languages in the world. Today, a language disappears and dies every two weeks, taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage. International Mother Language Day, celebrated on 21 February, is intended to raise awareness, and protect all the languages of the world. 
The theme of the 2022 International Mother Language Day, “Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities”, will discuss the potential role of technology to advance multilingual education and support the development of quality teaching and learning for all.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCATD, will organize a WSIS TalkX on 21 February at 13:00 CET to celebrate this day, and launch the virtual hackathon on ICTs and Indigenous languages, calling on stakeholders to form teams to explore the use of ICTs in preventing, revitalizing, and promoting the languages across the world.