Official Global Launch Event of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
This official launch event is co-organized by UNESCO, UNDESA, and the members of Steering Committee for the organization of the International Year, as well as with the participation of other relevant stakeholders.
To be held under the theme “Indigenous languages matter for sustainable development, peace building and reconciliation”, this official launch event will gather high-level governmental officials, indigenous peoples, civil society, academia, media, information and memory organizations, United Nations agencies, public language harmonization and documentation institutions and private sector bodies.
The official launch event aims at providing a global forum for a constructive debate in which high-level speakers and prominent experts will address new paradigms for safeguarding, promoting and providing access to knowledge and information for the indigenous languages’ users.
UNESCO, in its capacity of the leading UN agency of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, will organize the Official Global Launch event of the 2019 International Year on Indigenous Languages that will take place from 15.00 p.m. to 18.00 p.m. and cultural programme from 18.15 to 19.00 p.m. on Monday, 28 January 2019 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France (Room II).