Creation of the National Inventory of Linguistic Diversity


UNESCO Brasilia Office took part on the committee which prepared the draft of the presidential decree on the creation of the National Inventory, based on the experience and knowledge produced through the implementation of a cooperation project with the Brazilian Indigenous Foundation on the documentation of indigenous languages in danger.
The results of this project are being incorporated as part of the National Inventory. The creation of this inventory is a concrete sign of the importance given by the Brazilian Government to the existing languages and dialects of this diverse country, most of them used by small indigenous communities and risked of extinction. Under the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture, this National Inventory will keep digital and electronic register of these languages.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • National


  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

UNESCO Brasilia Office

09/12/2010 - 09/12/2010