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Title: International Decades of Indigenous Languages (IDIL)-related Celebration


Ester Dina Sihombing, Jaco Du Toit

Esther Dina Sihombing, Programme Assistant, Communication and Information, UNESCO Office in Jakarta Jaco Du Toit, Chief of the Universal Access to Information Section at the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO (Paris)

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Room: Plenary Hall

Start time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 15:30:00 +0800

End time: Fri, 18 Aug 2023 15:50:00 +0800

Type: Lecture

Track: GLAM, Heritage, and Culture

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 20 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

Boosted by the successes of the IYIL2019 and impelled by the need for further concentrated actions, the UN General Assembly has designated the 10-year period running from 2022 to 2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL2022-2032) with UNESCO serving as the lead agency for the initiative. Working with Member States and all stakeholders, including indigenous groups, educators, experts, and government agencies, UNESCO has embarked on a Global Action Plan with the purpose of preserving all imperiled languages or revitalizing nearly extinct ones, for posterity with the help of digital media and other documentation tools. The sharing session aims to inform and raise public awareness about activities initiated by UNESCO Jakarta related to IDIL2022-2032. (Final TBC)

Description[edit source]

To celebrate IDIL in the region/in the country following the official global launch of IDIL 2022-2032 dated 13 December 2022. A more detailed Concept Note will be submitted later.

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Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

At the heart of IDIL proclamation is the awareness that the world is home to a wonderful diversity of languages, each of which reflects the unique cultural traditions, shared histories, and collectively held beliefs of its speakers. A language is more than just a means of communication; it is also a rich depository of traditional ways of seeing and understanding the world, which makes each indigenous language a reflection of various beliefs, practices, and customs that connect its speakers to their collective past.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand