International Mother Language Day Celebration 2015

The theme for IMLD 2015 is "Inclusion in and through education: Language counts". Its focus is on one of the main challenges that cuts across many of the goals, i.e. Inclusion (equity/quality).

The opening ceremony will include a speech by UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, the Ambassador of Bangladesh to France, the Permanent Delegate of Bangladesh to UNESCO and the representative of Secretary General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.
A debate will follow with Monica Perena, Director of Linguapax, Thésée Gina, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Mike Fleming, University de Durham, speaking on behalf of the Council of Europe, and M. Philippe Benoit, INALCO.

As the EFA Goals are far from attained due, in part, to the difficulties of reaching the worst-off segments of the population, the debate around language and education becomes more central. Linguistic minorities are often among the most marginalized populations, with little or poor access to quality education. When they do have access to education, learners from these communities are often either excluded from opportunities to pursue their educational career beyond primary or pushed out of education because the language of instruction is not their own.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 20.02.2015 10:00 local time
End 20.02.2015 13:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Andriamiseza Ingarao, Noro
Organizer Andriamiseza Noro
Country France
City Paris
Street 125 avenue de Suffren
Room Room IX
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Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website
Link 1 Languages in Education
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