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Deputy Minister of Education participates in UNESCO World Expert Meeting

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These days, the World Expert Meeting "Multilingualism in Cyberspace for Inclusive Sustainable Development" of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Program "Information for All" is taking place in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra with the participation of representatives from 37 countries and subjects of the Russian Federation. The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is represented by the delegation led by First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic Feodosia Gabysheva.

Among the events of the World Summit - plenary meeting, thematic discussions Cyberspace as a medium for the preservation of languages and cultural identity, Multilingualism and quality education, a round table Modern language policy of the Russian Federation and the position of the Russian language in the world.

Experts in the field of language policy will speak at the meeting venues: Evgeny Kuzmin, Deputy Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council of the UNESCO ‘Information for All’ Program, Nikolai Khaustov, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to UNESCO (Paris, UNESCO), Suzanne Romaine, Professor at the University of Oxford (Oxford, UK), Viola Krebs, Dean of the UBIS University of Business and International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), Clement-Fernando Vicente, Language Policy Specialist of the Catalan Regional Government (Barcelona, Spain), Daniel Pimienta, President of the FUNREDES Foundation (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), Alfredo Ronchi, Secretary of the European Commission's Cooperation Program MEDICI (Milan, Italy), Gard Titlestad, Secretary General of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (Oslo, Norway) and others.

The meeting of experts will be a significant contribution of the Russian Federation to the implementation of the UNESCO ‘Information for All’ Program, UNESCO's main intergovernmental program in the field of communication and information and the only intergovernmental program in the world that integrates in a comprehensive and interactive way key humanitarian issues for the future Information Society - access to information, preservation of information, media and information literacy, ethics in the information society, information for development, preservation of languages and their development in cyberspace.

"The digital economy of knowledge is the main element of the image of future, which will be complete only if languages are preserved and their sustainable development in cyberspace is ensured," noted Feodosia Gabysheva.

Also the issues of partnership interaction were discussed with the Department of Education and Youth Policy of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District: at the initiative of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in June videoconferencing will be held with the regions on the implementation of the Roadmap, in autumn - discussion of plans to expand the "Children of the Arctic" project in the framework of the Decade of Childhood, announced in the Russian Federation, in November- a meeting at the All-Russian Congress of teachers of native languages and literatures of indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North on the basis of the A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, where the prospects for further cooperation will be discussed.

Press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of Yakutia