Report of the international expert group meeting on indigenous languages

The present report provides an overview of the issues discussed at the international expert group meeting on indigenous languages, held from 8 to 10 January 2008, at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Some of the issues discussed included the importance of linguistic diversity, the connection between language rights and all other fundamental rights, a concern for the lack of urgency while the majority of all indigenous languages are threatened with extinction, and proposals for the revitalization, promotion and protection of indigenous languages.

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