The UN declared that 2019 will be a year of indigenous languages
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 2019 the International year of indigenous languages.
In this regard, a plan of action for the organization of the International year of indigenous languages was presented at the 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on indigenous issues. It was noted that several stakeholders would be involved in the preparation of the action plan, which would guide joint action by all stakeholders to maximize the coordinated impact and social change in society concering indigenous peoples and their speakers. A large number of activities related to indigenous languages will be undertaken, as will a series of national and international expert meetings and initiatives around the world.
In the world today there are about 7 thousand languages, every two weeks one of them dies. 96 percent of linguistic diversity is indigenous, spoken by only four percent of the world's population. IBy the Atlas of the world's languages under threat of extinction, compiled by UNESCO, 90% of all languages are in danger.