When :from Sunday 23 June, 2019 12:00 to Thursday 27 June, 2019 15:55
Type of event :Consultative Meeting
Where :Victoria, Canada
With a view to empowering Indigenous language speakers and users, UNESCO, in cooperation with the Government of Canada, the Indigenous Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee for the organization of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and other Canadian national, regional and international partners, are organizing the IYIL2019 North American and Arctic Regional Meeting on Indigenous languages from 23 to 26 June 2019 on the margins of the International Conference “HELISET TŦE SḰÁL – “Let the Languages Live” in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
The North American and Arctic Regional Meeting (IYIL2019 Regional Meeting) will contribute to the implementation of the Action Plan for Organizing the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (Annex V), in particular to the established tentative road map towards achieving strategic objectives and expected impacts through the elaboration of a Global Strategic Outcomes Document. br /br /The Global Strategic Outcomes Document of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages will focus on three key objectives: (i) acknowledge a critical status of Indigenous languages around the world; (ii) highlight the urgent need to further recognize the essential contributions of Indigenous languages to social, cultural, economic, environmental, technological and scientific domains; and, (iii) urge key stakeholders, including international organizations and specialized agencies of the UN, governments, Indigenous organizations, NGOs and civil society to continue taking concrete and sustainable measures at every level to support, access and promote Indigenous languages around the world. The Global Strategic Outcomes Document would also set out the direction for future global actions. br /