Friday, December 18, 2009

[MLE] UNICEF statement on Indigenous Languages

Dear MLE friends,

Minority Rights Group International has released "
Indigenous Languages: A View from UNICEF" . This seven-page document provides a succinct summary of UNICEF's view of indigenous languages, but was not included in the main report State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2009.

The summary statement on the end states:

In conclusion, it is necessary to work for the maintenance and development of  indigenous languages and for their use throughout society. But it is also necessary  to work with the rest of the population, to promote a culture which respects cultural diversity and enrichment between cultures, in order to establish a framework for inclusive democracy. 

Regards,
Karsten


Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.

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