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Unesco Calls for Multilingual Education to Promote Indigenous Languages
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Irina Bokova, the Unesco Director General says in a statement that promoting and respecting mother languages will help foster a future of dignity for all. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother tongue that the basic skills of reading, writing and numeracy are acquired. Local languages, especially minority and indigenous, transmit cultures, values and traditional knowledge, thus playing an important role in promoting sustainable futures.

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