Saturday, November 7, 2009

World Communication Week is November 1 to 7, 2009

I almost missed that this is World Communication Week. It is one of many observances sponsored or promoted by the International Society of Friendship and Good Will. Their web site lists ten objectives. Number 1 is:

“To encourage and foster the advancement of international understanding, better human relations, friendship, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of men and women of good will.”

Number 8 is:

“To promote the teaching and learning of Esperanto, the most widely used auxiliary language for international communication, and to collaborate with national and international Esperanto associations.”

If you forgot to celebrate, then don’t fret because Pursuit of Happiness Week starts tomorrow!

1 comment:

Brian Barker said...

It's unfortunate that only a few people know that Esperanto has become a living language.

After a short period of 122 years Esperanto is now in the top 100 languages, out of 6,800 worldwide, according to the CIA factbook. It is the 22nd most used language in Wikipedia, and a languag choice of Google, Skype, Firefox and Facebook.

Native Esperanto speakers,(people who have used the language from birth), include George Soros, World Chess Champion Susan Polger, Ulrich Brandenberg the new German Ambassador to NATO and Nobel Laureate Daniel Bovet.

Further arguments can be seen at Professor Piron was a translator with the United Nations in Geneva.

A glimpse of Esperanto can be seen at