High-level event “Making a decade of action for indigenous languages”
27-28 February 2020, Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico
Building on the legacy of the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019) and as follow up to a decision on United Nations General Assembly (Ref.: A/C.3/74/L.19/Rev.1), UNESCO and the Government of Mexico, in cooperation with several national, regional and international partners, are organizing a High-level event “Making a decade of action for indigenous languages” on the margins of the International Congress om Endangered Languages from 25 to 26 February 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico.
The High-level event will conclude the IYIL2019 with a comprehensive review of the outcomes, lessons learnt on the impact and provide concrete recommendations for the preparatory and transitional process of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.
The High-level event aims to contribute to the:
- Assessment of the implementation of the Action Plan for Organizing the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (E/C.19/2018/8), in particular to the established roadmap towards achieving strategic objectives and expected impacts based on the Strategic Outcomes Document (UNESCO General Conference 40 C/68);
- Exchange of views on the necessary milestones during a transitional period of 2020 to 2021 and elaboration of a new Global Plan of Action for the organization of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032);
- Setting a future direction for the elaboration of first lines of action of future Global Plan for organization of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2023-2032).