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Language and the UN: language and the sustainable development goals

Mis à jour : 21 Fév 2016

New York,  Thursday-Friday, April 21 & 22, 2016

Symposium organized by

The Study Group on Language and the United Nations

in co-operation with

The Center for Applied Linguistics and the

Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems

Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Romaine

Well-known for her work on historical linguistics and sociolinguistics, from 1984 to 2014 Suzanne Romaine was Merton Professor of English Language at the University of Oxford

The Church Center

777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY

(First Avenue and 44th Street)

Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals approved by the UN General Assembly (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/) for the period 2015-2030 replace the eight Millennium Development Goals that covered the period 2000-2015.  They aim to engage not only governments, but “all people, everywhere,” at all levels of civil society.  Carrying them out will require active, two-way, democratic communication, in a multiplicity of languages.  Furthermore, several of the Goals imply direct attention to issues of language.  Study and research on language in relation to economic and social development is a well-established field that does not always receive the attention it merits.  What does this field have to contribute to the realization of the SDGs?  What linguistic obstacles stand in the way of their successful realization? 

Registration details at: www.languageandtheun.org

UN and UN mission staff, and NGO representatives, are especially welcome

2016 Symposium Registration
2016 Symposium Call for Papers

2016 Symposium Programme
Event Documents for the Symposium on Language and Language and the Sustainable Development Goals

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