Cultural and linguistic diversity

The region enjoys a rich level of linguist diversity with more than 3,600 languages comprising almost 51 percent of languages worldwide. The speakers of these languages include more than half of the world's population. This population includes 3.7 billion nationals, 31.5 million international migrants and 8.4 million persons of concern, i.e. stateless persons, Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) refugee and IDP returnees.