PanLex attends UNESCO event on International Decade of Indigenous Languages


March 19, 2020 ||


PanLex project director David Kamholz recently attended the UNESCO High-level Event, “Making a decade of action for indigenous languages”. Held February 27–28 in Mexico City, the event brought together diverse stakeholders from around the world to plan for the 2022–2032 International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL) that the UN has proclaimed.

PanLex wants to be part of this international effort to safeguard and support the world’s indigenous languages. It was great to hear from so many people and organizations around the world that are working towards the same goal. Thanks to our friends at Translation Commons for telling us about the event! PanLex is excited to participate, in particular in Translation Commons’s recently announced Language Digitization Initiative, which will help achieve the goals of frameworks like IDIL.

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