International expert group meeting on Improving Access to Multilingual Information
From 28 to 29 October 2014 at its Headquarters in Paris, UNESCO in cooperation with the Government of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra (Russian Federation), the Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation for UNESCO and the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Programme, will organize two-day international expert meeting bringing together leading experts, researchers, and policymakers to discuss the status of linguistic diversity in cyberspace and determine the next concrete step to be taken by UNESCO. This will be conducted in order to ensure continued efforts in the promotion and monitoring of linguistic and cultural diversity in cyberspace through an effective use of open and inclusive technological solutions and involvement of various stakeholders.
the focus of the discussions will be two-fold on:
• Next steps for implementation of the UNESCO’s Recommendation Concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace and an examination of the recommendations of the third International Conference, “Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace”, held in Yakutsk, Russian Federation from 28 June to 3 July 2014;
• Elaborating a plan of action and initiation of new partnerships to upscale UNESCO’s UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger to UNESCO’s Atlas of World’s Languages for the monitoring and promotion of world’s languages as well as providing online space for other international, regional and national language institutions to share their e-content on languages using open and inclusive technological solutions.