Articles Posted in the " Minorities " Category

  • Minority Rights

    Minority Rights

    International Standards and Guidance for Implementation. Since country engagement and a human rights-based approach constitute key elements in identifying durable solutions to address the plight of minorities, this publication was prepared by OHCHR to raise additional awareness, among its staff and colleagues in...


  • Evaluation of the State of Bilingual Education in Cambodia

    Evaluation of the State of Bilingual Education in Cambodia

    Undertaken November 2010 to March 2011 for MoEYS with UNICEF support. In five provinces of northeastern Cambodia—Mondulkiri, Kratie, Ratanakiri, Stung Treng and Preah Vihear—mother tongue-based bilingual education is seen as a key strategy for reaching ethnolinguistic minority groups with much-needed...


  • Andhra Pradesh – MLE Status Report

    Andhra Pradesh – MLE Status Report

    The objective of National Multilingual Resource Centre (NMRC) is to function as a national resource centre for dissemination and sharing of value added information on MLE and providing consultative help and guidance for planning, implementation and trouble shooting of MLE...


  • Home Language and Education in the Developing World

    Home Language and Education in the Developing World

    Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2009 Overcoming Inequality: why governance matters In this report the relationship between the language spoken at home and educational attendance and attainment is studied for 26 developing countries from all...


  • 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...


  • Mother Tongue Matters

    Local Language as a Key to Effective Learning. The research evidence today clearly shows that using the learners’ mother tongue is crucial to effective learning. Indeed, some educationists have argued that the only countries likely to achieve EFA are those where...


  • Marginalised Minorities in Development Programming

    A UNDP Resource Guide and Toolkit The main objectives of the Guide and the Toolkit are to: Introduce and enhance understanding of the key issues and rights of minorities; Identify institutions and mechanisms at international, regional and national levels fo the...


  • Addressing Exclusion in Education

    Addressing Exclusion in Education

    A Guide to Assessing Education Systems Towards More Inclusive and Just Societies For your reflection: Imagine a picture of an inclusive and just society. What does an education system look like in this picture? Please describe some features of this...


  • OHCHR Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section Newsletter

    OHCHR Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section Newsletter

    Information on OHCHR Activities: Indigenous Peoples Minorities Common Activities General Updates Events Download PDF


  • First Language First

    Community-based language programmes for minority language contexts in Asia. A significant proportion of the population in South-East Asia speaks a local language as their mother tongue. There are hundreds of such languages in the region spoken by various ethnolinguistic minorities. However,...