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Making Language Rights a Priority

As the process of globalization continues, many languages are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether. “When languages fade, so does the world’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity,” writes UN correspondent Akshan de Alwis in this article on the Diplomatic Courier website. 

The author cites a 2016 policy paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report titled “If You Don’t Understand, How Can You Learn?” That report notes that as much 40% of the global population does not have access to education in a language they understand. Access the full policy paper here. 

 

 

Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017