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Why is it important to preserve, promote and provide access to Indigenous languages?

Languages, with their complex implications for identity, cultural diversity, spirituality, communication, social integration, education and development, are of crucial importance for people and the planet. Language is therefore a core component of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and is essential to realizing sustainable development, good governance, peace and reconciliation. Despite their immense value, languages around the world continue to disappear at an alarming rate. This is a cause of serious concern. To focus global attention on these issues, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2022-2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages based on a resolution of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (A/RES/74/135). The General Assembly resolution requested the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the lead UN Agency for coordination of the Decade, in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and other relevant agencies.

To learn more about the rationale behind the proclamation of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, please study the Strategic Outcome Document of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages (UNESCO, 40 C/68).

 

User registration

 

What are the benefits of registering as a user?

As a user, you will have access to a collaborative platform where you will be able to create events, upload information and resources that concern your work and that of your organization, and to share news stories that contribute to the promotion and protection of indigenous languages. In this way, you will also be able to learn about events happening around the world, and to have access to useful resources that will further your knowledge of indigenous issues and languages. Please follow this link to register as individual or organization: https://idil2022-2032.org/registration/individual-2/

All users must be aware that by registering they become users of the website dedicated to the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, rather than partners of UNESCO.

 

What should I do if I haven’t received confirmation of registration?

All user requests – for individuals and organizations – are manually reviewed. It is important that users make sure to provide accurate information when completing the application form.

Users must not use this website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity. The organizers of the IDIL2022-2032 reserves the right to review and, if deemed necessary, remove resources uploaded by users that include commercial or unauthorized advertising, off-topic and fraudulent content.

 

 

Becoming a partner

 

Can anyone register as a partner of IDIL2022-2032? How does the registration process work?

The activation of a new account on the IDIL 2022-2032 website does not grant partnership with UNESCO or other organizations involved in the organization of IDIL2022-2032. Multiple partners – in the public, private, social and media sectors – are encouraged to get involved in the implementation of the International Decade: https://idil2022-2032.org/registration/individual-2/

Users can apply to become a partner or sponsor by contacting us via email on indigenous.languages@unesco.org

Partners can choose to collaborate with UNESCO and other stakeholders, and engage with international, national or local Indigenous groups, Indigenous peoples, media and other organizations. They can also decide to create an event of their own or come up with new activities.

 

What are the benefits of becoming a partner?

By becoming a partner of IDIL2022-2032, stakeholders including governments, public organizations, academia, UN-system entities and other intergovernmental organizations, as well as the private sector, Indigenous people, civil society, and the media, will not only contribute to the success of a worthy cause, but also enjoy the benefits of being part of an initiative that reaches a worldwide audience. Partners can choose to collaborate with UNESCO and other stakeholders, and engage with international, national or local Indigenous groups, Indigenous peoples, media and other organizations. They can also decide to create an event of their own or come up with new activities based on the types suggested. This could be anything from organizing a cultural, information-sharing or promotional event, to sponsoring an official activity, or promoting IDIL2022-2032 through the partners’ communication channels and activities.

 

What are the benefits of becoming partners with IDIL2022-2032 for journalists and media organizations?

No other sector has the outreach capacity, or such a diverse range of methods for informing society about important events. This capacity makes the media a natural partner for UNESCO whose activities are at the heart of all major challenges facing the world today. Partnerships with media can take a variety of forms. They can be short-term and linked to an event of IDIL2022-2032, or longer-term, covering the full range of UNESCO’s activities across the Decade.

 

How can a journalist or media partner get in touch with UNESCO media office?

Please find all useful contacts here: https://en.unesco.org/pressroom

For any other request please contact indigenous.languages@unesco.org

 

 

Registering an event

 

How do I create an event?

By registering as user, anyone is able to create their own events on this page, as well to see the events that have been created by others near them and around the globe. Visit https://idil2022-2032.org/get-involved-2022-2032/#register_activity

 

Are there restrictions on what kind of event I can organize?

All kinds of events that are dedicated to the celebration, preservation and promotion of Indigenous languages are supported on this platform. The events categories include a) international conference of States, b) international meetings, c) non-governmental organizations, d) international congress, e) advisory committees, f) expert committees, g) seminars and training/courses, h) symposiums, i) concerts, performance/theatre, j) exhibitions, k) sports events, l) traditional sports and games, m) film screenings, n) media and o) online events. Please read more here: https://idil2022-2032.org/get-involved-2022-2032/#register_activity

 

Uploading resources

 

Can anyone upload resources on the website? How to do it?

By registering as user, anyone is able to upload and share resources on this page https://idil2022-2032.org/share/

Resources that will be maintained on this website include academic/scientific reports and articles, policy guides, normative instruments, teaching material and lectures, artistic items (posters, photos, event outlines), electronic applications (such as non-commercial apps), and videos. All other content that is not listed above will be removed from the website. UNESCO does not warrant that the information, documents and materials contained in its website is complete and correct and shall not be liable whatsoever for any damages incurred as a result of its use.

 

 

IDIL logo use

 

Can I use the UNESCO logo to sponsor my organization and its events?

You’ll find an application for logo usage when you create an event.

The logo is available in the six official United Nations languages. There is also a version of the emblem without text, as well as in black and white. There are three different options for logo use: 1) stand alone IDIL2022-2032 logo, 2) IDIL2022-2032 logo combined with UNESCO logo indicating that the institution/organization in question is under patronage of UNESCO, or 3) in partnership with UNESCO. Different criteria on logo use pertain to United Nation Offices, Funds or Programmes, and to entities outside the UN System, including governments, intergovernmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations.