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Special session - UN Permanent Forum - 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages

When, local time: 
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, 27 April 2018 - 5:00pm
United States of America, New York
Type of Event: 
Consultative Meeting
Irmgarda Kasinskaite (Email:

In the context of the 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNESCO will organize a special session on the organization of the 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages.
On 21 October 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution A/RES/71/178 on “Rights of Indigenous peoples” proclaiming 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages. UNESCO will serve as the lead organization for the International Year of Indigenous Languages beginning on 1st January 2019.

The objective of the session is to discuss the implementation of the Plan of Action to be prepared for the 2019 Year with all interested bodies.