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October 8, 2005

Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights

Unesco has posted the text with a brief historical account.

the Preamble declares:

"[T]his Declaration takes language communities and not states as its point of departure and is to be viewed in the context of the reinforcement of international institutions capable of guaranteeing sustainable and equitable development for the whole of humanity. For these reasons also it aims to encourage the creation of a political framework for linguistic diversity based upon respect, harmonious coexistence and mutual benefit."

Posted by Steph at October 8, 2005 3:39 PM


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