Call for conceptualizing graphical design proposal for the new version of the UNESCO World Atlas of Languages in Danger

UNESCO is looking for a qualified individual/company delivering a conceptual graphic design proposal for the development of a global online platform entitled “UNESCO World Atlas of Languages (UNESCO WAL)”.

The WAL which will be developed as a new version of the existing UNESCO World Atlas of Languages in Danger aims to contribute to the safeguarding of the world’s diverse linguistic, cultural and documentary heritage, in multiple languages, and reinforce the modalities for implementation of UNESCO’s Recommendation concerning the Promotion of Universal Access and Multilingualism in Cyberspace (2003).

The final delivery date is 15 November 2017.

The qualified entity should prepare the proposal in line with UNESCO’s “Roadmap towards UNESCO’s World Atlas of Languages”.

In order to be considered, interested entities should submit the following information:

  • The Letter expressing their interest and motivation for carrying out this work (not more than 4 pages);
  • the Proposal for the conceptual graphic design of the global online platform entitled “UNESCO World Atlas of Languages (UNESCO WAL)” which could serve as a basis for further elaboration; and
  • the Financial proposal – quotation regarding the fees to carry out the work using recommended annexed form (see Annex I), including a provisional timeline.

The Expression of Interest and accompanying documents must be received by UNESCO no later than 2 June 2017, 18.00 p.m. Paris (France) time. Expressions of Interest can be sent by e-mails: i.kasinskaite(at) (link sends e-mail)

More information on this call is available here.