Why Language Matters for the Millennium Development Goals

Why Language Matters for the Millennium Development Goals

Convinced that language is a vital tool for the achievement of the MDGs, hundreds of educators, development workers, linguists, government workers and civil society delegates gathered at a conference in Bangkok in 2010. Participants reported on the many ways in which language makes a difference to people’s lives across Asia and beyond and affirmed the significant role of languages in tackling poverty, gender inequality, HIV and AIDS, and maternal and child health. This publication gathers good practice, success stories and lessons learned in promoting language as primary participatory tool for development.

UNESCO ISBN 978-92-9223-386-0 (Print version) ISBN 978-92-9223-387-7 (Electronic version) © UNESCO 2012

UNESCO
ISBN 978-92-9223-386-0 (Print version)
ISBN 978-92-9223-387-7 (Electronic version)
© UNESCO 2012