International Mother Language Day 2018 & the Linguapax Prize

The annual observance of¬†International Mother Language Day¬†(IMLD) on February 21 focuses this year on multilingualism and linguistic diversity, with mention of their importance for sustainable development and peace. The theme has been seen in several forms, including: Acting together for Linguistic diversity and Multilingualism (per poster above) Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development … Continue reading International Mother Language Day 2018 & the Linguapax Prize

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International Mother Language Day 2017 & the Linguapax Prize

The 18th annual International Mother Language Day (IMLD), observed today (21 February 2017), has as its theme, "Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education," which seems to carry on the focus on language in education from last year (presumably still with an eye on Sustainable Development Goal #4). The definition of multilingual education given on UNESCO's … Continue reading International Mother Language Day 2017 & the Linguapax Prize

International Mother Language Day, 2016

The 17th annual International Mother Language Day (IMLD), observed today (21 February 2016), has as its theme "Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes." Each IMLD has had a theme, and this year's links mother languages to Sustainable Development Goal 4 of the recently adopted 2030 Agenda, which "focuses on quality education and lifelong … Continue reading International Mother Language Day, 2016

International Mother Language Day 2009 concludes International Year of Langauges

The tenth International Mother Language Day (IMLD) today, 21 Feb. 2009, marks the end of the International Year of Languages (IYL). As part of the observation of IMLD and the ending of IYL, a revised version of the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger was unveiled on 19 February. It includes an online, … Continue reading International Mother Language Day 2009 concludes International Year of Langauges

International Mother Language Day & International Year of Languages

Today is the ninth annual International Mother Language Day (IMLD), and the date of the official launch of the International Year of Languages (IYL). UNESCO also has a portal page for more info in IYL. I've posted various information about IMLD and IYL in a special section of this site on Support for IYL 2008. … Continue reading International Mother Language Day & International Year of Languages