28 May '14, 3pm

ICANN 49 Through Language Services’ Eyes: #ICANN #Languages

The first day in Singapore, I had the chance to visit the Singapore National Orchid Garden. While wandering in the lush greenness, inhaling the refreshing fragrance, I was totally enjoying my time there. Suddenly, a bunch of elementary school kids walked by, two by two, chatting and laughing happily on their way to the field trip site. Listening carefully I noticed that the kids, no older than 6 or 7 years old, of all skin colors, were communicating fluently, seamlessly and harmoniously in English, Mandarin or Malay. Everything seemed so natural to them, yet so amazing and incredible to me. We were told that Singapore is a multicultural and multilingual society, and that scene I saw said it all. It is in this diversified society that ICANN convened its 49th Public Meeting on 23-27 March 2014. ICANN has always striven to be a multilingual and multicultural international org...

Full article: https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-49-through-language...

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