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Message from the Director-General on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day (21 February 2001). More

Press Release
International Mother Language Day to celebrate linguistic pluralism and cultural diversity With half of the world’s 6,000 to 7,000 languages facing the risk of dying out, UNESCO is preparing to observe, for the second time, International Mother Language Day (February 21) as part of its drive to protect the intangible heritage of humanity and preserve cultural diversity. More


International Mother Language Day celebrated for the first time
Paris, February 21 {No.2000-14} - International Mother Language Day, proclaimed by UNESCO's General Conference in November 1999, was celebrated for the first time today with a ceremony at Organization Headquarters. More








Extracts from speeches of Ministers of Education at the IBE Conference
UNESCO's Resolution, 1999
UNESCO's Declaration
Articles related to education and linguistic diversity
Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger of Disappearing
2002 Poster
Selected Documents

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