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Task Force on Languages and Multilingualism: Compendium on Ongoing Activities Concerning Languages and Multilingualism (2006–2007)

UNESCO has announced the release of a document entitled “Task Force on Languages and Multilingualism: Compendium on Ongoing Activities Concerning Languages and Multilingualism (2006–2007).” This program review is the result of an inquiry carried out from October 16 to 31, 2006, with a view to drafting a compendium of UNESCO’s current activities in the field of languages and multilingualism.

In the introduction, UNESCO states that “ collected with the intention of establishing a realistic synthesis of UNESCO’s activities, the feedback provided by Sectors and FO shows that UNESCO actions in the current biennium, based on the 33 C/5 intersectoral program for languages and multilingualism, mainly focus on the following objectives: promoting multilingual education including mother tongue instruction; safeguarding endangered and indigenous languages; promoting multilingualism and linguistic diversity in literate environments, media, and cyberspace; promoting languages as a means of dialog and international integration; and improvement of UNESCO’s effectiveness through the integration of linguistic factors .”

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