Category: Linguistic Minorities

  • Booklet on the Minorities Declaration
    • The Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities sets essential standards to ensure the rights of persons belonging to minorities and as such is a key reference for United Nations work. This booklet gives guidance of following and captures the essence of the Declaration, which is printed in full in this publication.
  • Folleto de los Derechos de las Minorías
    • La Declaración sobre los Derechos de las Personas Pertenecientes a Minorías Nacionales o Étnicas, Religiosas y Lingüísticas establece normas fundamentales para garantizar los derechos de las personas pertenecientes a minorías y como tal es una referencia clave para la labor de las Naciones Unidas. Este folleto recoge la esencia de la Declaración, cuyo texto completo se incluye en esta publicación.
  • Language Rights Fellowship of OSISA
    • The Language Rights Fellowship of the Open Society Institute of Southern Africa works to create a society that cherishes and promotes the use and development of indigenous African languages, including Sign Languages, as instruments for day to day communication and for the emancipation, education and development of Africans.
  • Promoting Sign Language as a Development and Human Rights Issue
    • This paper outlines the challenges and achievements in efforts at developing and promoting Sign Language in Southern Africa with special reference to 10 countries in which the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has a mandate to operate.