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INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES 2019

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2009A1: tabled on 31 January 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Deidre Brock on 24 January 2019. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

After the word "Doric," insert "Ulster Scots,".

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019; recognises the rich diversity of indigenous languages spoken across the British Isles including Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Welsh, Doric, Romany, Cornish, Irish Gaelic and British Sign Language; welcomes the UN’s recognition of the importance of these languages as expression of a person’s culture, history, knowledge and traditions that have endured across the centuries; notes with concern that the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said 40 per cent of the estimated 6,700 languages spoken around the world are in danger of disappearing; welcomes this opportunity for global co-operation to promote and protect indigenous languages as tools for greater mutual understanding, peace-building and reconciliation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.