Steering Committee meeting - 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

With reference to the UNGA Resolution (Ref.: A/RES/71/178) on “Rights of Indigenous Peoples” proclaiming the 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages and the UNPFII invitation (E/C.19/2017/L.7) to prepare a comprehensive Action Plan, UNESCO as a lead UN Agency, is planning to organize a consultative meeting from 11 to 12 December 2017 at its Headquarters in Paris, France.
A major objective of the meeting is to establish a Steering Committee for the organization of the 2019 Year and elaboration of a joint Action Plan. The comprehensive Action Plan will be presented at the upcoming 17th session of the UNPFII in April 2018.


Type of Event Consultative Meeting
Start 11.12.2017 15:00 local time
End 12.12.2017 08:30 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Kasinskaite, Irmgarda
Organizer UNESCO Communication and Information Sector, Knowledge Societies Division
Contact Rassem Foudhail (Email:
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IX
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
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