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15.01.01 – LANGUAGE

SOUTH SUDAN / DINKA LANGUAGE

InSouth Sudana "war of words" has begun. English is now the official language of this new nation, but there are over 60 indigenous languages. The department of education is working to standardise the most common languages spoken in South Sudan. UNMISS

14 Aug 2013 | Read More »

HAITI / LIBRARIES

UNICEF, in partnership with Libraries Without Borders, is sending a library of 100 books in French and Creole to vulnerable neighborhoods in Haiti to promote the emotional, cognitive and social development of children and adolescents. UNICEF

22 Nov 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC INTERNET FREEDOM

Addressing a panel on freedom of expression on the Internet at the Human Rights Council today, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that the Internet has transformed human rights movements but expressed concern that websites continue to be blocked in many countries. OHCHR

29 Feb 2012 | Read More »

UN / INDIGENOUS OPENER WRAP

Opening the 10th Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that indigenous cultures are “threatened with extinction” adding that “one indigenous language dies every two weeks.” UNTV

16 May 2011 | Read More »

ARGENTINA / MANU GINOBILI

Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Argentina and NBA star player Manu Ginóbili visits a school in Fontana, Argentina, home to a sizeable indigenous population belonging to the Qom group, to promote the “Cities for Education” initiative, which promotes the right of all children and adolescents to complete their elementary and secondary studies. UNICEF

10 Aug 2009 | Read More »

 

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