Launch of the partnership with Beijing 200H Education Technology Co. Ltd. (TALKMATE)

When, local time: 
Friday, 8 July 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Where: 
China, Beijing
Type of Event: 
Interagency meeting
Contact: 
Irmgarda Kasinskaite-Buddeberg (i.kasinskaite@unesco.org)

UNESCO and Beijing 200H Education Technology Co. Ltd. (TALKMATE) agreed to cooperate during the four-year period on the development of the World Atlas of Languages. Based on the existing UNESCO World Atlas of Languages in Danger, the World Atlas of Languages will contribute to the safeguarding of the world’s linguistic diversity, and the promotion of multilingualism in cyberspace through effective application of ICTs through educational institutional networks, public-private sector and civic engagement.

The launch of the partnership with TALKMATE will take place on 8 July 2016 at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. A half-day event will include an official ceremony and roundtable discussion on “Language Matters for Development” to determine the next steps for the project implementation and establish new synergies for cooperation among different stakeholders in People’s Republic of China.