UNESCO to protect indigenous languages

UNESCO to protect indigenous languages

July 21, 2020

In 2022-2033, the Decade of Indigenous Languages will take place around the world.

The Arctic Development Project Office (PORA) has also joined the work of the UNESCO special group. By October, the group should prepare a draft Global Workplan for the Decade of Languages ​​and endorse it at the UNESCO and UN levels.

As the General Director of the PORA Alexander Stotsky noted, the Arctic Development Project Office is actively engaged in the linguistics of the northern peoples.

“With our support, the script of the small ethnicity of the Enets, living in Taimyr, was developed and an ABC book was published. Also test textbooks in the Sami and Dolgan languages ​​were published for the PORA grant. Developing this work, we are participating in the financing of the project People’s University Krasnoyarsk Arctic in Dudinka. It is planned to actively participate in the World Decade of Indigenous Languages”, said Alexander Stotsky.

150 languages ​​are spoken in Russia. 18 of them, according to the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, are endangered. Moreover, some of these languages ​​belong to the peoples of the Russian Arctic.

Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: open sources

July 21, 2020

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