On the occasion of the Mother Language Day, NPLD reminds the extraordinary richness that linguistic diversity offers to our societies and continues its advocacy actions by reaffirming its support to the full implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages of the Council of Europe.
Our open letter to the head of the Secretariat of the Charter addresses the following specific points:
- A global evaluation of the impact of the Charter on the respective Member States with special emphasis on those States that ratified the Charter more than 15 years ago.
- To monitor compliance with the proposals for recommendations addressed by the Committee of Ministers and the fulfilments of commitments made by the States.
- To contemplate stronger measures against Member States that systematically ignore the proposals for recommendations addressed by the Committee of Ministers.
- To increase the actions to call more European States to ratify and comply with the Charter.
+ Read the open letter here.
+ Mother Tongue Day was approved by UNESCO in 1999 and has been observed throughout the world since 2000 to raise awareness on the threatened richness of linguistic diversity.