FYI, UNESCO, ACALAN, AIF and the government of Mali are hosting an international
conference in Bamako soon on multilingual ICT. Will any members of this list be
Multilingualism for Cultural Diversity and Participation of All in Cyberspace
Bamako, Mali, 6-7 May 2005
UNESCO, in partnership with the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), the
Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie (AIF) and the Government of Mali
and other international institutions, is organising a Conference on
"Multilingualism for Cultural Diversity and Participation of All in Cyberspace"
in Bamako, Mali, on 6 and 7 May 2005. The event is one of UNESCO’s thematic
meetings in preparation for the second meeting of the World Summit on the
Information Society (Tunis, Tunisia, 16-18 November 2005).
"Cultural and linguistic diversity, while stimulating respect for cultural
identity, traditions and religions, is essential to the development of an
Information Society based on the dialogue among cultures and regional and
international cooperation", as stated in Chapter 8 of the Plan of Action
adopted by the participants of the first meeting of the World Summit on the
Information Society in December 2003, in Geneva.