International Symposium on:Linguistic Rights in the World, the current situation
International Symposium on:”Linguistic Rights in the World, the current situation”, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Universal Esperanto Association and the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.The Universal Esperanto Association (UEA) makes its contribution to the promotion of linguistic rights across the world, in particular through its activities in support of the right to use and be educated in one’s own mother tongue. Linguistic rights are vital to all peoples, whatever the size of their population. This right needs to be preserved especially for small groups. The Universal Esperanto Association (UEA) has been supporting minority languages for over 100 years.
Date of the Symposium: 24-04-2008
Venue: Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, Room VIII
Languages of the Symposium: English, French, Esperanto
Organisers: The Universal Esperanto Association (UEA) in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and with the NGO liaison office of UNOG
Keynote speaker: Prof. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (University of Roskilde, Denmark and Åbo Akademi University, Finland) Guest speakers: Prof. François Grin (University of Geneva, Switzerland), representatives of NGOs, indigenous peoples.
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