Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012

Human Rights Day, 10 December

Human Rights Day presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.

This year, the spotlight is on the rights of all people — women, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, the poor and marginalized — to make their voices heard in public life and be included in political decision-making.

These human rights — the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, to peaceful assembly and association, and to take part in government (articles 19, 20 and 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) have been at the centre of the historic changes in the Arab world over the past two years, in which millions have taken to the streets to demand change. In other parts of the world, the “99%” made their voices heard through the global Occupy movement protesting economic, political and social inequality.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Google supports Endangered Languages

Google has established an Endangered Languages project at http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/

About this project

The Endangered Languages Project, is an online resource to record, access, and share samples of and research on endangered languages, as well as to share advice and best practices for those working to document or strengthen languages under threat.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

9 August 2012: International Day of the World's Indigenous People

The focus of this year’s International Day is "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices".
The theme aims to highlight the importance of indigenous media in challenging stereotypes, forging indigenous peoples' identities, communicating with the outside world, and influencing the social and political agenda.

A special event at UN Headquarters in New York on 9 August will feature speakers and videos of indigenous media organizations, with a live webcast. On Twitter, use #UNIndigenousDay for regular updates and for sending questions to panel members in the days leading up to and during the event.
Download the press release and programme PDF document

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

International Women's Day 2012 was 8 March

UNESCO sponsored activities for International Women's Day:

It also issued The World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education which details women's educational activities throughout the world.  While not specifically addressing indigenous or ethnic minorities it does give regional and country education statistics of interest.

This page links to major events held: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/womens-day/