Linguapax protects and promotes the revitalisation of world linguistic diversity to contribute to dialogue and peace.

As an NGO in consultative status with UNESCO:
  • We endorse the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • We work in favor of cultural and political rights.
  • We promote plurilingual and pluricultural education.
  • We encourage and participate in linguistic revitalisation programs through the Linguapax international network.
  • We analyse changes in social, cultural and political sensitivity in relation to linguistic diversity.
  • We identify the new cultural expressions that emerge in contexts of linguistic diversity.
  • We support linguistic diversity in the digital environment and examine the emerging ways of communicating.
  • We give warning of the factors that threaten the global linguistic wealth.

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The International Linguapax Award is a yearly Prize rewarding work in the field of linguistic diversity and multilingual education. The 2018 winner is BASAbali, a collaboration of…

In this section you will find a selection of documents and materials published by Linguapax since its creation in different languages, including Linguapax Review, Teaching Units, conference proceedings and a selection of normative text regarding linguistic diversity.

Since the constitution of Linguapax as an association (2001), regular cooperation lines existed with activists and organisations from different regions of the world some embodied in bilateral cooperation agreements. These regular…

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Recent activities and recommendations

Mother Language and Linguistic Diversity
Mother Language and Linguistic Diversity
Every 21 February UNESCO celebrates the International Mother Language Day, with a special attention to indigenous and minoritized languages, to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism”. Linguapax shares this goal and participates in the celebration, but from a critical point of view around the concept of mother tongue. Instead we propose linguistic diversity as an alternative approach to languages. This is why we take the opportunity offered by the International Mother Language day to present our on-line course “Linguistic Diversity, What for”? Go on reading!
Linguapax launches the MOOC “Language Diversity: What For?”
Linguapax launches the MOOC “Language Diversity: What For?”
Linguapax has just launched the course «Linguistic Diversity, What For?».* Linguistic and cultural diversity become more and more evident everywhere, but their importance, their scope and their implications are often neglected. For this reason we invite...
Reissue of the “Guide to Linguistic Revitalisation”
Reissue of the “Guide to Linguistic Revitalisation”
José Antonio Flores Farfán, Lorena Córdova Hernández and Josep Cru have just published, with the support of Linguapax and the Benito Juárez University of Oaxaca, the expanded and corrected version of the Guide to...
Linguapax International Award 2019
Linguapax International Award 2019
In December 2019, at the “Pūnana Leo” school (in English, “the nest of the language”), in Hawaii Island, the Linguapax International Prize was given. From this year that we left behind, the winning candidacy...
The report on linguistic and cultural diversity, in the media
The report on linguistic and cultural diversity, in the media
The report on Linguapax’s linguistic and cultural diversity on 27 November has had a great impact on audiovisual media. Here is a press release: Betevé: https://beteve.cat/societat/llengues-barcelona-linguapax-diversitat/ Europapress: https://www.europapress.es/catalunya/noticia-poblacion-barcelona-habla-mas-300-lenguas-linguapax-20191127151946.html  El Periódico: https://www.elperiodico.com/es/sociedad/20191127/cuantas-lenguas-se-hablan-en-barcelona-7753525?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=cm Ràdio 4: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/en-directe-a-radio-4/directe-radio-4-27-novembre-2019-2a-hora/5454337/...

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