Languages play an essential role in the daily lives of all peoples. Through languages, people not only embed their history, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression, but more importantly construct their future. Languages are pivotal in the areas of peace building, human rights enhancement, education, research, innovation, protection of the environment, and sustainable development. However, despite their value, languages, especial Indigenous languages, are continuing to disappear at an alarming rate due to a variety of factors causing the marginalization and vulnerability of their users.
In response to the issue, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on ‘Rights of Indigenous Peoples’, proclaiming the period 2022-2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO) is the lead UN agency for the year in cooperation with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and other relevant agencies.
Governments, intergovernmental organizations, and entities of civil society are encouraged to organize activities to support the International Decade in accordance with the Global Action Plan proposed and to use the logo of the Decade to promote its visibility.
Registered partners can use the IDIL 2022-2032 logo for their events, subject to approval. The logo is available in the six official United Nations languages. There is also a version of the emblem without text.
A request to use the logo can be made during an event registration process. We would, however, ask you to please share information with us about the activity you used the logo for, which will be included in our final report on IDIL2022-2032. For further information on use of the logo, please refer to the IDIL2022-2032 Logo Use Guidelines.