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Opening of MondaFest, the World Festival of Esperanto, 20 June 2020

Address by Humphrey Tonkin, Representative of the Universal Esperanto Association to the United Nations The topic of the 105th World Congress of Esperanto in Montreal was to have been “The United Nations at 75: Dialogue and understanding in a changing world.” We chose this topic to emphasize the importance of the 75th anniversary, but primarily …

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Universal Esperanto Association: Message to the United Nations and to UNESCO on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2020

Click here to read our message. The Universal Esperanto Association, as one of the few nongovernmental organizations concerned with questions of language, strongly supports International Mother Language Day and its message of linguistic justice for all. As Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, declared in 2018: “Our Organization shares with the Esperanto movement common values: the …

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Declaration on the occasion of the International Day of Education, 24 January 2020

Click here to read our message. The Universal Esperanto Association (UEA) joins with the International League of Esperanto-speaking Teachers (ILEI) in congratulating the United Nations and UNESCO on the progress that they have made, in co-operation with their Member-States and with non-governmental organizations and civil society, in expanding the reach and the quality of education worldwide. 

Message of the Universal Esperanto Association on Human Rights Day, December 10, and Zamenhof Day, December 15, 2019

Click here to read our message. Each year, on December 10, we celebrate Human Rights Day, the date on which in 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Fundamental to the work of the United Nations and written into its Charter is respect for human rights and …

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Message of the Universal Esperanto Association on the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance, 16 November 2019

Click here to read our message. On this International Day for Tolerance, the Universal Esperanto Association calls on international organizations such as the United Nations, on governments across the world, and on all people of goodwill to work to seek meaningful dialogue, to set differences aside, and to cooperate in a spirit of tolerance in …

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