Chinese has officially become the official language of the world tourism organization of the United Nations
发布时间：2021-02-20 10:27 来源：文化和旅游部政府门户网站 编辑：杨倩
Time: 2021-02-20 10:27 source: Ministry of culture and tourism government portal editor: Yang Qian
Recently, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Spanish government officially announced that Chinese will become the official language of UNWTO from January 25, 2021. For this purpose, UNWTO has specially produced a video of secretary general zurab pololi kashvili to express congratulations.
UNWTO is the most influential intergovernmental international tourism organization in the world. Currently, it has 159 Member States, and its headquarters is located in Madrid, Spain, with Spain as its depositor. China joined the organization in 1983. In November 2007, at the 17th session of the general assembly of UNWTO, China proposed to list Chinese as the official language of the organization. The plenary session adopted the Chinese proposal and adopted an amendment to Article 38 of the constitution of the world tourism organization, that is, "the official languages of the organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish". According to the UN WTO constitution, after the amendment is passed by the general assembly, more than two-thirds of the member states have to go through the ratification procedures before it can take effect. Since the adoption of the amendment in 2007, China has done a lot of work with UNWTO in order to promote the member states to fulfill the ratification procedures as soon as possible and make Chinese the official language of UNWTO come into force as soon as possible. In January 2021, the number of ratification countries of the amendment reached 106, meeting the statutory number, and the amendment officially entered into force.
Language is a tool to express human ideas and thoughts, and an important carrier of culture. With the continuous enhancement of China's comprehensive national strength, the international influence of Chinese continues to expand, and Chinese has been more widely recognized in the international community. Chinese has become the official language of UNWTO, which enhances the integrity and authority of UNWTO as a specialized agency of the United Nations, and improves the status and proportion of Chinese in international organizations. It is conducive to China's playing a more active role in global international tourism affairs, better sharing the experience and opportunities of China's tourism development, and promoting the development of socialism The goal of building a cultural power is to make positive contributions to promoting the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.