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