KUWAIT: The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALESCO) selected Poet Dr Suad Al-Sabah as the Arab personality for the International poetry day. The International poetry day is celebrated on March 21 every year as approved by UNESCO during its 30th conference that was held in Paris 1999 in order to support the linguistic variety. It is aimed at giving languages that are threatened with extinction more opportunities to use it in expression.
The international day is an opportunity to recognize poets and revive the verbal tradition for poetry reciting nights. Ministers responsible for cultural affairs in the Arab world approved during their 19th meeting in Riyadh in 2015 that 21st March of each year will be the Arab poetry day.