IYIL 2019 Group

indigenous languages

Translation Commons' motto is "No language and no linguist ever left behind." IYIL2019 represents a great opportunity to put our values into practice, and donate our highly committed team's time in benefit of indigenous people.

To support efforts to protect all indigenous languages, Translation Commons has formed a civil social partnership with IYIL2019 initiative.

More details on UNESCO's Action Plan and Five Areas of Intervention.

Translation Commons is mobilizing all language professionals to show support for indigenous languages and indigenous people

Active Projects

Indigenous languages

We're asking universities around the world to host classroom presentations, lectures, workshops and conferences during October 2019 to discuss cultural diversity, focusing on indigenous languages.

indigenous people

Technical experts from the Localization Industry have come together to write Technical Guidelines to help indigenous people create their own digital infrastructure.

"Indigenous Languages: Zero to Digital"

Are you a language professor?

TC is working with Universities around the world to raise awareness of the indigenous languages, and indigenous issues. The aim of the project is to help scholars access, promote and support indigenous languages. Would you like to involve your faculty? Read more about some of TC and UNESCO combined work on IYIL Events and register your own University Event!

UNESCO will hold two meetings on November 26th and 27th. All university professors and lecturers who have hosted a University Event over October 2019 will be invited to participate.

Once you register your event:

  • We will add it to the UNESCO: IYIL2019 site
  • You'll receive help from a TC community manager in organizing and gathering resources
  • The TC social media team will promote your event
  • You can use the TC YouTube channel to stream and/or record your event
  • You will be invited by UNESCO to participate in an online meeting in November 2019

To get started, simply choose a date during October 2019, register your interest using our form, and we'll contact you regarding next steps.