Language issues in Ukraine: UN International Mother Language Day (VIDEO)

On February, 22, 2016 The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations has held a celebration of the UN International Mother Language Day.

H. E. Volodymyr Yelchenko, The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, had a Greeting word, after which the panelists delivered their reports:

  • Yuri Shevchuk, PhD, Department of SlavicLanguages, Columbia University, Ukrainian Identity and Language in Ukraine after the EuroMaidan
  • Sofika Zielyk (Ukrainian) and Marina Celander (English), Dramatic Reading, Selections from the Shistdesiatnyky (The Sixtiers) Poets of Ukraine: Vasyl Symonenko and Lina Kostenko
  • Ayla Bakkalli,USA Representative of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Persecution of Mother Tongue and the Violation of Cultural Rights in Occupied Crimea
  • Akhtem Esatov, President of Crimean Tatar Youth Group at the American Association of Crimean Turks, Dramatic reading
  • Olesia Gordynska Ensemble, Musical Selections
  • Ihor Dlaboha, International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approachesto Global Challenges& Vinculum Foundation, Moderator

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Source: http://webtv.un.org/search/international-mother-language-day/4768413214001?term=International%20Mother%20Language%20Day

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