Project ID 2210614011

"Promoting and Protecting Linguistic Diversity and Multilinguism in the Mekong Countries" aims to engage various stakeholders using the consultative mechanism for Asia created through UNESCO Bangkok's facilitation in 2021. The proposed activities aim to promote and protect indigenous languages in the Mekong countries, home to a diversity of indigenous languages. The localization of the Global Action Plan for IDIL2022-2032 should help further normative frameworks for multilingual education. In addition, capacity-building activities in documentation and digital tools should help increase indigenous peoples' participation in various domains, while the sharing of indigenous knowledge, embedded in language, can highlight values for human development and the protection of biodiversity.

  • On-going

USD 50,000

Total Project Budget

USD 20,766

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Communication and information Contribution to Regular Budget 50,000 20,766

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Communication and information
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CI1 - Member States have enhanced capacities to promote and protect linguistic diversity and multilingualism, including in the framework of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.IP3 - Member States capacities and awareness are strengthened to protect, safeguard and promote Indigenous knowledge, cultures, and languages through inclusive policies and targeted action
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 30%
  • 70%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 50%
  • Youth | 50%
  • Small Island Developing States | 15%