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UNU/UNESCO International Conference:
Globalization 2008

Programme for Day 2
August 28 · U Thant Hall, UNU Headquarters, Tokyo

(Japanese, English and French simultaneous interpretation is available for panel session 4 and the plenary sessions on 28 August.)

Panel Discussions (continued)

9:30-10:45

SESSION 4
Standard-Setting Instruments

Moderator: Janet Blake, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University Shahid Beheshti, Tehran

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
Sonia Parayre, Co-Secretary of the Committee of Experts to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Council of Europe

Parayre (164 KB PDF)

The Role of Standard-Setting Instruments in National Language Policy Planning
Joe Lo Bianco, Professor of Language and Literacy Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

Lo Bianco (120 KB PDF)

Lo Bianco (Presentation: 192 KB PDF)

Changing the Language of Industry: Setting Standards for the Protection of Indigenous Languages in the Workplace
Breann Yoshiko Swann, Esq., Licensed Attorney and Practitioner of Indian Law and Labor and Employment Law; Tribal Policy, Law & Government LL.M. Program, Arizona State University

Swann (152 KB PDF)

10:45-11:00 · Coffee Break

11:00-11:45

Plenary Session

Opening remarks and clarification of the workshop structure, objectives and aims.

Co-Chairs: Hans d’Orville, Assistant Director-General for Strategic Planning, UNESCO; Govindan Parayil, Vice Rector, UNU

11:45-13:00 · Lunch Break

13:00-15:30

Parallel Workshop Sessions

The workshops provide the opportunity to examine in more depth the key issues raised during the panel sessions, and to develop policy recommendations for the protection of endangered languages and the fostering of their use. Moderators will facilitate the discussions and rapporteurs will be responsible for drafting the recommendations of the group for discussion and adoption during the plenary session held subsequently.

WORKSHOP 1
Multilingualism, Translation, Communication and Literacy

Workshop Report
(56 KB PDF; EN)

Moderator: Marcel Diki-Kidiri, Senior Researcher, National Centre for Linguistic Research, CNRS, France
Rapporteur: Mauro Rossi, Programme Specialist, Creative Industries for Development Section, UNESCO

Lead discussants:

WORKSHOP 2
Education and Learning

Moderator: Gabriele Mazza, Director for School, Out-of-School, Higher Education and Languages, Council of Europe
Rapporteur: Nicholas Turner, Research Assistant, Peace and Governance Programme, UNU

Workshop Report
(124 KB PDF; EN)

Lead discussants:

Tienmee (300 KB PDF; EN)

WORKSHOP 3
Safeguarding Endangered Languages

Workshop Report
(44 KB PDF; EN)

Moderator: Herman Batibo, Professor of African Linguistics, University of Botswana
Rapporteur: Clare Stark, Assistant Programme Specialist, Office of the Assistant Director-General for Strategic Planning, UNESCO

Presenters:

Vari-Bogiri (56 KB PDF)

WORKSHOP 4
Standard-setting instruments

Workshop Report
(32 KB PDF; EN)

Moderator: Janet Blake, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University Shahid Beheshti, Tehran
Rapporteur: Russ Russell-Rivoallan, Programme Specialist, Office of the Assistant Director-General for Strategic Planning, UNESCO

Lead discussants:

15:30-16:00 · Break

16:00-17:30

Concluding Plenary

Co-Chairs: Hans d’Orville, Assistant-Director General for Stragic Planning, UNESCO; Govindan Parayil, Vice Rector, UNU

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