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CEASG partner activity regarding languages of Japan, Korea and Mongolia

02 september 2014

UNESCO conference on linguistic diversity in cyberspace The Third International Conference on Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace took place from 28 June until 3 July 2014 in Yakutsk, Russian Federation. This conference gathered representatives from almost 50 countries of diverse regions of the world, in particular also from China, Mongolia and Japan. On behalf of the Centre for Russian Studies at Groningen University, Dr. Tjeerd de Graaf presented a report on the UNESCO Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger, and its improvement on the basis of census data, sound archives and fieldwork. A further discussion about this topic will take place in the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, 28-29 October 2014.

The conference opening gala took place in the Government House of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), and its four working days included two plenaries and eight sessions of four sections. The key topics of the conference were focused on ICT, socio-cultural aspects, preservation, and education regarding linguistic and cultural diversity in digital realms. The cultural programme at the conference included participating in the Yakut national celebration Ysyakh, visiting the Lena Pillars Nature Park and the Arctic Innovation Centre of the Northeastern Federal University of the Russian Federation.

A more extensive report about the conference can be found on the Russian UNESCO Committee website, whereas a photo impression is shown at PicasaWeb.

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