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Language and Human Rights—A Dialogue Forum Celebrating 75 Years of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

18 December 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC-5



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Language and Human Rights

A Dialogue Forum Celebrating 75 Years of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

18 December 2023

The NGO Committee on Language and Languages presents a dialogue forum celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Article 2 of this landmark achievement in articulating fundamental human rights enshrines the right to non-discrimination based on language.  Later UN covenants and declarations strengthen language rights. Professor Robert Phillipson, a world-leading expert on language rights, will discuss the intersection of language and human rights, and the increasing recognition of linguistic human rights in national and international law.  Representatives of NGOs, Secretariat and UN agency staff, colleagues from Member States, scholars, and others interested in language rights are invited to participate in the dialogue forum.

Professor Robert Phillipson is an internationally leading expert on language rights.  A recipient of the Linguapax prize, he has published over 200 articles and books and lectured on language rights throughout the world.  Most recently, together with Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, he served as editor of the Handbook of Linguistic Human Rights, published by Wiley.

The meeting will take place on 18 December 2023 from 10:00-11:00 EST/New York via Zoom.  It is anticipated that interpreting will be provided in English, French, and Spanish.

Interested individuals from diplomatic missions, UN entities, civil society, academia, intergovernmental organizations, among others may register for the dialogue forum by completing this general registration form no later than 15 December.

CoNGO Notes: For information about the collaborative work of NGOs on the above issues, visit the substantive committees under the auspices of CoNGO. For specific information about the NGO Committee on Language and Languages, contact Francis M. Hult | Universal Esperanto Association | UEA |


18 December 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC-5
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