Yakutsk Declaration on Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace



The Third International Conference “Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace” was convened in Yakutsk, Russian Federation, from June 28 to July 3, 2014. This Conference is part of the activities of the UNESCO’s Information for All Programme (IFAP) and is an important contribution to the implementation of the decisions of the World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva, 2003, and Tunis, 2005).

The Conference was organized by the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Programme, the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk and the Interregional Library Cooperation Centre with the support of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, and in cooperation with UNESCO.

This interdisciplinary forum was attended by leading experts from 48 countries: specialists working in the fields of science, culture, education, communication and information, researchers on philosophical, sociological and anthropological issues emerging from the growing use of Internet and other ICTs, representatives of international and national governmental and nongovernmental organizations, governmental policy makers in the field of knowledge societies development, managers of ICTs and media programmes from the private sector and civil society institutions, as well as executives from Russia’s various governmental bodies.

In conclusion of their work, participants of the Conference adopted the final document – Yakutsk Declaration on Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace.

The document is available in English and French. 


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