International Day of the World's Indigenous People 2018

UNESCO commemorates the International Day of the World's Indigenous People

  • Along with other actions, UNESCO will launch this day it's special website dedicated to the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019), through which UNESCO, it's Member States and associates will follow up these actions.

  • In this direction, UNESCO's Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean recently carried out the 2nd International Workshop of Native Knowledge in Latin America, in Cochabamba (Bolivia), whose conclusions will be part of the actions from now on through 2030 in terms of education and interculturality.

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The design of this project included the application of a socio-linguistic survey that was completed by 542 people. The results suggest that the Rapa Nui language enjoys a high level of respect and prestige in the community, even among those who do not speak it. They also indicate that it is a defining element of speakers’ identity and that there are limited opportunities to learn it outside of the family milieu.