2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages

Photo: Tienda Ayöök, Clay Rabbits 2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages (Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas). Hashtags: #iyil2019, #2019iyil Planeta.com will be updating relevant features that showcase successful language conservation campaigns including Dizhsa Nabani,  #UsaTuVoz , Kumoontun, and Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Suggestions are welcome as we edit …

International Year of Ecotourism

Photo: Ron at the Summit The United Nations declared 2002 the “International Year of Ecotourism.” The declaration came as a result of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)-related meeting of the Ad-Hoc (Inter-Agency) Working Group on Tourism, convened at Heredia, Costa Rica in 1999 in which the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the …

International Year of Indigenous Languages Links

Photo Links related to the International Year of Indigenous Languages presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Why do so few Aussies speak an Australian language? – The Conversation Twitter Moment International Year 2019 International Year Guatemala lenguasindigenas.digital https://www.facebook.com/FLLii2019 @FLLii2019 Guatemala hosts indigenous language internet festival – Contxto Australia http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/commissioner/tsbakeoff Mexico http://www.onunoticias.mx/abren-convocatoria-para-trabajos-de-investigacion-en-el-contexto-del-ano-internacional-de-las-lenguas-indigenas-2019 USA App saving indigenous …

International Year

Buzzwords The United Nations dedicates an entire calendar year to focus on particular topics or themes. Key Links un.org/en/sections/observances/international-years Questions How do people contribute or participate in an International Year? How are International Years proposed? How is an International Year evaluated? Embedded Tweets 2019 Intl Year of Indigenous Languages was proclaimed by UN based on …