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IDIL2022-2032  Secretariat

IDIL2022-2032 Secretariat

In its resolution A/RES/74/135 on the rights of Indigenous peoples, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the period of 2022-2032 the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL2022-2032), inviting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to serve as the lead organization for the International Decade and providing the IDIL2022-2032 Secretariat functions in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and other relevant agencies, within existing resources.

The IDIL2022-2032 Secretariat will facilitate the organization of the IDIL2022-2032 through a series of actions, including, but not limited to the:

  • elaboration and contribution to the implementation of the Global Action Plan of the IDIL2022-2032 through evidence based, inclusive, participatory and open consultations with representatives of the interested Member States, Indigenous peoples, United Nations entities, researchers, civil society organizations and other public and private actors;
  • establishment and maintenance of the international governance mechanism, entitled ‘Global Task Force for Making a Decade of Action for Indigenous Languages’, to provide strategic direction and oversight in the planning, implementation and monitoring of progress made towards attainment of the objectives established by the Global Action Plan;
  • development and contribution to the implementation of a Resource Mobilization Strategy to provide a comprehensive framework and ensure adequate, sustainable, flexible and sufficient resources for the implementation and attainment of the major objectives of the Global Action Plan, and the realization of programmes and projects to preserve, revitalize and promote Indigenous languages;
  • preparation of and contribution to the implementation of a Global Communication Strategy for the IDIL2022-2032 to raise greater awareness on the importance of Indigenous languages for societal development, connection, and stimulation of dialogue among different stakeholders, and to impact new knowledge and mobilization of resources as well as to communicate results and share information. The dedicated website of the International Decade monitored, updated and administered by the IDIL2022-2032 Secretariat will play a critical role for the implementation of the Global Communication Strategy and the achievement of the other objectives of the Decade.