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Protecting languages, preserving cultures

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The world’s indigenous languages are under threat of disappearing, with one language dying every two weeks and many more at risk. To address the question on how to maintain the roughly 6000 indigenous languages, UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, organised an expert group meeting on indigenous languages on 19-21 January in New York. Experts featured: Richard Grounds Ph.D. and Executive Director of the Yuchi Language Project, Yuchi, USA Anna Gatica Artist and Coordinator at the Laboratorio de Artes, Nahua, Mexico Tracey Herbert Executive Director of First Peoples' Cultural Council, Canada Craig Cornelius Senior Software Engineer at Google Inc., USA Mariam Mohamed Aboubakrine Wallet Medical Doctor and Member of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Mali For more information on Indigenous Peoples visit the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD): https://www.un.org/development/desa/i... © United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs