[MLE] Language, Education and the Millennium Development Goals Conference - Nov. 9-11, 2010

Dear MLE friends
First of all: a happy new year to you! The first MLE related announcement that I received this year is quite exciting:
The 1st International Conference on "Language, Education and the Millennium Development Goals" will be held November 9-11 in Bangkok, Thailand sponsored by a consortium of organizations from the Asia Multilingual Education Working Group, particularly: UNESCO, UNICEF, SEAMEO, Mahidol University, SIL International and Save the Children.

Join with representatives from government and intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, academics and local community organizations during a three-day forum to dialogue about the state of development of ethnolinguistic minorities, the relevance of local languages, and how to develop programs and policies that better reach these underserved groups.

Please read the attached conference announcement for the purpose and objectives of the conference.  More information on the conference program, fees, and venue will be available in February 2010. Please contact: s.custer@unescobkk.org or j.lindeberg@unesco.org for more information.
I hope several people from India will be able to attend.


Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.

SIL, South Asia Group
Recommended website: http://www.nmrc-jnu.org/
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 The above announcement was send out by the following unit:
Samantha Custer
Multilingual Education Working Group Development Facilitator
APPEAL Unit - UNESCO Bangkok
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong Bangkok 10110
Tel: + 66 2 391 0880 ext. 348, Fax +66 2 391 0866, s.custer@unescobkk.org