Regarding the reported speculations on the use of the Macedonian language within the United Nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Northern Macedonia informs that the only reference document of the United Nations for the main attributes and data for the countries is UNTERM (abbreviation of UN Terminology), announced by the MFA.
"It provides basic information for each country: official name, short name, state language, currency name, ISO codes, etc.
The UN Secretariat, as well as all its bodies, is obliged to adhere to and respect the data presented in it (UNTERM).
Employees of the UN Secretariat do not have the authority to interpret such matters.
The UN Secretariat leads and has competencies in managing issues regarding the use of the 6 official languages of the Organization (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian) ", say from MPK.
The Permanent Mission of Northern Macedonia to the UN in New York, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, holds regular meetings with representatives of the UN Secretariat, and in that regard there is no indication that they may be related to the published speculations.
"In accordance with the interest of the public, our Mission in New York contacted the representatives of the Secretariat, from where we were officially confirmed the current practices and regulations, through which categorically refute all speculations reported in the media for alleged" internal instruction. in the UN on how to use the term - Macedonian language ", they add from there.
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