Symposium: Language and language differences tend to get taken for granted by planners
The Study Group on Language and the United Nations, an independent group of scholars and practitioners on matters related to language, convened a symposium on Language and the Sustainable Development Goals in New York, on 21 and 22 April 2016. Its goal was to examine the importance of issues of language in the formulation, implementation, and successful completion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As part of the series of conferences on Language and Development the Britisch Council is this year organising a conference in Delhi on Multilingualism and Development
The Website of the Britisch Council states: "The Language and Development series is a conference held every two years that explores the role of language in development. It addresses the issues of world, national, second and minority languages and the role they play in economic, social and cultural development; language policy, conflict transformation, language rights and identity; communication, education and development and language pedagogy.
The Subthemes listed for this particular conference are:
Multilingualism and the metropolis
Language, technology and multi-literacies
Multilingualism, marginalisation and empowerment
Several of the topics listed under each subtheme are related to education.
This 11th International Language and Development Conference is scheduled to be held in New Delhi, as a three day event for 250 participants from 18 - 20 November 2015.