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Lingvaj Rajtoj | Diritti Linguistici | Droits Linguistiques | Linguistic Rights

Linguistic Rights in the World,
the current situation

A Symposium to commemorate the
100th Anniversary of the Universal Esperanto Association
and the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.
24 April 2008, UN, Geneva

Report (pdf)

09.10-10.00 O p e n i n g   o f   t h e   S y m p o s i u m   a n d   G r e e t i n g s:
Chairpersons: Probal Dasgupta and Renate Bloem, former President of CONGO
- Mr Ricardo Espinosa,
Chief, NGO Liaison Office, Office of the Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
- Reply of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) to the invitation, read by Probal Dasgupta.
- Ms. Anna Biondi - (Listen to her speech),
First Vice President of CONGO will present a message from Mr Liberato Bautista, President of CONGO
- Professor Probal Dasgupta, President of UEA:
Substantive language rights (in English)*
- Mr. Dietrich Michael Weidmann,
Co-President of the Swiss Esperanto Society (SES)
Bio, Abstract, Website
10.00-11.00 Keynote speech - Professor Tove Skutnabb-Kangas:
Language, Education, and (violations of) Human Rights (in English)*
Bio, Abstract, Website
11.00-11.15 - Coffee break  
11.15-12.00 Guest speaker, Professor François Grin:
Intercomprehension as a strategy for linguistic justice. (en français)*
Bio, Abstract, Website
12.00-12.30 - General discussion  
12.30-14.00 - Lunch break  
Presentation by Mr John Mateo Lopez, Representative of the indigenous peoples of Colombia:
Indigenous peoples and their linguistic treasures from a legal point of view

Presentation by Ambassador Ronald Barnes, from the Indigenous Peoples and Nations Coalition, Alaska:
Language, Communication and Self-determination (in English)*
Bio, Abstract, Website

Bio, Abstract, Website
14.30-15.00 Presentation by Michele Gazzola:
University teaching: the linguistic stakes of internationalism. (en français)*
Bio, Abstract, Website
15.00-15.30 Presentation by Mrs. Flor Rayen Calfunao Paillalef
- Short interventions from NGOs
15.30-15.45 - Coffee break  
15.45-16.15 - General discussion  
16.15-16.30 Closing remarks by the President of UEA  
16.30 Closure of the Symposium  
* = simultaneous interpretation into French, English and Esperanto will be provided during the whole Symposium
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