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IMLD 2009

Closing of IYL on IMLD 2008/2/21

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20 February 2009
INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY
UNESCO – 7 Place de Fontenoy, Paris – Room IV

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Opening
Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO
H. E. Mr Olabiyi Babalola Joseph Yaï, Chairman of the Executive Board
H. E. Mr Md. Enamul Kabir, Permanent Delegate of Bangladesh to UNESCO
H. E. Mr Adama Samassékou, Interim Executive Secretary, African Academy of Languages
11:00 am – 12:00 am
Presentation of the Third Edition of UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger in presence of Editor-in-Chief, Christopher Moseley

12:00 am – 1:00 pm
Report on the International Year of Languages
Mauro Rosi, Manager of the Intersectoral Platform for Languages and Multilingualism
Rozenn Milin, Director of the Programme « Sorosoro, so the languages of the world may prosper! », Fondation Chirac
Daniel Prado, Maaya Network for Cultural Diversity, Latin Union

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Round table – Languages matter for communities – the way forward
Moderator: Clinton Robinson, Education Sector, UNESCO
Panelists :
Martin Benjamin, Director, Kamusi Project International
Andrew Ikupu, Department of Education, Papua New Guinea
Gloria Caceres, Quetchua teacher, Ministry of Education, Peru
Mathura Tripura, Executive Director of Zabarang Kalyan Samity, Bangladesh
Ahmed Boukouss, Recteur Institut Royal de la Culture Amazighe, Morocco
Akinwumi Isola, Writer, retired Professor of Yoruba literature at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

INTERPRETATION AVAILABLE IN 6 LANGUAGES
Open to the public; limited seating availability —Res: mp.busson@unesco.org
Tel: 01 45 68 44 46

SIDE EVENTS
5:30 pm - In the framework of the DESIGN 21 competition, presentation of the author of the International Mother Language Day poster.
7:30 pm - SALLE DE CINEMA - Projection of the film "The Linguists", discussion with Film Director and Producer Daniel Miller.
"Reflection/Narration: Where Are We Going?" Paintings by Bangladeshi artists Monica Jahan Bose and Imtiaj Shohag.

This agenda is subject to change