Conversation & Culture – Exploring Languages

The Annexe
4 George Street
Mackay
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your group to our coming events:

30th July
A presentation of China by Quin Brown & Friends on 30th July at 10.30 at 4 George Street, Mackay.
Please RSVP by 29th July by phone 49577222 or 49572626

International Day for World Indigenous People will be held on Friday 9th August from 3.00 for 3.30 start at 4 George Street, Mackay
Languages play a crucially important role in the daily lives of all peoples, are pivotal in the areas of human rights protection, peace building and sustainable development, through ensuring cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. However, despite their immense value, languages around the world continue to disappear at an alarming rate due to a variety of factors. Many of them are indigenous languages.

Indigenous languages in particular are a significant factor in a wide range of other indigenous issues, notably education, scientific and technological development, biosphere and the environment, freedom of expression, employment and social inclusion.

In response to these threats, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a Resolution (A/RES/71/178) on ‘Rights of Indigenous Peoples’, proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.”

Source: https://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/

Kind regards

Georgine Crawford 49577222

If you would like more information please phone 4957222 or 49572626

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