2008, Año Internacional de los Idiomas

The UN has declared 2008 as The International Year of Languages, with UNESCO as lead agency.

According to the UNESCO website:


To celebrate the International Year of Languages, UNESCO invites governments, United Nations organizations, civil society organizations, educational institutions, professional associations and all other stakeholders to increase their own activities to promote and protect all languages, particularly endangered languages, in all individual and collective contexts.

A link to the list of projects is posted. However, there are none listed. Let’s hope this changes soon.

Hat tip: Kristen St Thomas of the Facebook Software Localization group.

Ultan Ó Broin
Ultan Ó Broin (@localization), is an independent UX consultant. With three decades of UX and L10n experience and outreach, he specializes in helping people ensure their global digital transformation makes sense culturally and also reflects how users behave locally. Any views expressed are his own. Especially the ones you agree with.

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