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Languages play a crucial role in the daily lives of people, not only as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development, but also as a repository for each person’s unique identity, cultural history, traditions and memory.

But despite their immense value, languages around the world continue to disappear at an alarming rate. It is estimated that one indigenous language dies every two weeks.  In addition, the people who speak them are often the most marginalized and vulnerable groups in the world. 

In 2016, the United Nations adopted a resolution proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019), based on a recommendation by the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

IY2019 aims to draw attention to the critical loss of indigenous languages and the urgent need to preserve, revitalize and promote them at both national and international levels.

Become an official media partner of IY2019

No other sector has the outreach capacity, or such a diverse range of methods for reaching decision makers and the general public as the media. This capacity makes the media a natural partner for UNESCO whose activities are at the heart of all major challenges facing the world today.

Partnerships with media can take a variety of forms. They can be short-term and linked to an event or year like IY2019, or longer-term, covering the full range of UNESCO’s activities.

There are many benefits:

 
  • Streamlined accreditation for high profile events
  • Privileged and customized access to information
  • Participation in a global initiative
  • Enhanced visibility
  • Networking opportunities

Contact

Media contacts
GEORGE PAPAGIANNIS Chief, Media Services
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

g.papagiannis(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 17 06

For questions related to media events and conferences, accreditation, registration and access to embargoed material contact the media team:

Email: i.kasinskaite@unesco.org

Tel.: +33(0) 1 45 68 16 45

Editors
RONI AMELAN English editor
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

r.amelan(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 16 50

AGNÈS BARDON French editor
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

a.bardon(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 17 64

LUCÍA IGLESIAS KUNTZ Spanish editor
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

l.iglesias(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 17 02

VICTORIA KALININ Russian editor
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

v.kalinin(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 18 46

GEORGE PAPAGIANNIS Chinese editor / Arabic editor (Acting Coordinator)
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

g.papagiannis(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 17 06

Editorial assistant
DJIBRIL KEBE
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

d.kebe(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 17 41

Radio & TV production
CAROLE DARMOUNI Multimedia project coordinator
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

c.darmouni(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 17 38

CLAUDIO BRUNO MONTEIRO Technician in charge of the studios
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

c.bruno(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 00 77

EMMANUEL RUDOWSKI Audiovisual technician
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

e.rudowski(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 00 70

Photographs
FIONA RYAN Photo editor
Sector for External Relations and Public Information

f.ryan(at)unesco.org

+33 (0) 1 45 68 15 88

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