Regional Consultations for the preparation of the Global Action Plan of the IDIL (2022-2032) for the Eastern Europe and Central Asia

16 March 2021

From 15 to 16 March 2021, UNESCO Almaty Office, with the support of headquarters, is organizing a meeting of a diverse range of stakeholders, including representatives of the national governments, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous organizations, scholars and experts in the field of Indigenous languages, linguistic diversity and multilingualism for sustainable development, as well as others for a constructive dialogue on Indigenous languages and related issues in the Eastern European and Central Asian States.

The meeting aims to contribute to prepare theGlobal Action Plan for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages IDIL2022-2032.

The main objectives of the consultative meeting are to:
  • Bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, including representatives of the national governments, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous organizations, scholars and experts in the field of Indigenous languages, and others for a constructive dialogue on Indigenous languages and related issues in the Eastern European States;
  • Identify regional priorities according to the Template proposed by UNESCO including strategic objectives, outcomes, outputs and enabling factors, drivers of change and domains of change (thematic consideration), aligned to the main structural elements, such as strategic approach and guiding framework, of the future Global Action Plan in language transmission, documentation, safeguarding, policy development, education, research, and promotion and private sector;
  • Identify future regional activities which would contribute to the implementation of the Global Action Plan such as regional flagship and pilot projects;
  • Provide an opportunity to forge new partnerships and networks among various stakeholders for the establishment of a regional network of partners, national committees and focal points for the organization of the IDIL2022-2032 in the region.
  • Raise awareness on the importance of indigenous languages, linguistic diversity and multilingualism for sustainable development and provide guidance to the stakeholders in the implementation of international, regional and national commitments related to language development.
The consultative meeting will conclude with: