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UNESCO Meeting on Language Policy

UNESCO held an expert meeting entitled Towards UNESCO guidelines on language policies: a tool for language assessment and planning from May 30 - June 1, 2011. 

For the first time at UNESCO, more than 40 international experts working in areas such as linguistics, anthropology, education, media and the Internet participated in a joint meeting aimed at revising the language endangerment criteria used by UNESCO, and also, more generally, to improving current approaches in support of the world’s more than 6,000 languages, tackling all stages of the process from vitality assessment to strong presence in cyberspace.

The meeting was financially supported by Norway in the framework of the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger programme and by UNESCO’s Education, Culture and Communication and Information Sectors.

 



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