UNESCO launches the Global Task Force for Making a Decade of Action for Indigenous Languages

Following the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the resolution A/RES/74/135 proclaiming the  period  of  2022-2032  as  the  International  Decade  of Indigenous Languages, UNESCO has launched a Global Action Plan in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and other relevant agencies including The Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The international governance mechanism will build its work on the lessons learnt from the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL2019), the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (1995 – 2004), the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, and the World Conference Against Racism and its Action Plan, as well as other international normative frameworks.The Global Task Force sets up a pathway for ensuring indigenous peoples’ right to preserve, revitalize and promote their languages and mainstreaming linguistic diversity and multilingualism aspects through multiple ways including digital tools, materials and promoting access to information and language technology.