The Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding was proud to present its work and activities at the Icelandic stand during the celebration of International Mother Language Day at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris organised by the Permanent Delegation of Bangladesh to UNESCO.
Sofiya Zahova, Director of the Vigdís International Centre, welcomed visitors and representatives of states to UNESCO and discussed with them the linguistic diversity in Iceland, the legacy and achievements of Vigdís Finnbogadóttir and the Centre´s contribution to UNESCO’s mission were discussed. Guðrún Þorsteinsdóttir, Policy Officer at the Permanent Delegation of Iceland to UNESCO, presented the priorities of Iceland as a member of UNESCO’s Executive Board. A film about the Living Language Lab exhibition was screened throughout the event.
We are inspired to see great interest among colleagues and the public in the Vigdís International Centre’s work and for participation in the forthcoming international events at the centre!
We would like to express our gratitude to the Bangladesh delegation to UNESCO for organising this successful event and to the Permanent Delegation of Iceland to UNESCO for the fruitful collaboration.