24 December 2012

Will your children able to go to the stage ?

Read the true fact, if you want your children to participate equally in the nation or international events, promote Esperanto in your country.

读一读吧,如果你要你的孩子可以在国内还是国际的平台上得到公平的处理。你就要推广世界语 Esperanto.

Hi there,

I took part at Rio+20 as UEA-representative. That link sent by burungmarah is official. I distributed it to delegates at Rio+20. We also strategically distributed the booklet "Discover Esperanto", in Portuguese and in English.
Why adopting a national language is unsustainable? First, because there is an hegemonical language, and that gives advantage to its native speakers. At Rio+20 many people was discriminated by their language skills. To take part at the headstates convention as a representative of an UN-Major Group, for example, it was necessary to be a fluent English-speaker, and as a result all representatives of MGs was native speakers or non-native speakers who lived abroad for years! A friend of mine was invited to give a speech at a side-event, and when the organizers discovered that he wasn't an English speaker they tried to cut his speech, because they were looking for an English speaker.

At Rio+20 there was a language chaos and I got shocked because of language discrimination there. Also, as an observer at a G77 meeting I remarked the difference of English level between diplomats of poorest countries and richer ones.

Also most speakers at side-events were English native speaker. They do monopolize the debate. It's hard for poor people to have access to a foreign language, and I'm talking about fluently use it, not at a pub, but at a formal high level convention.

You can learn Esperanto for free, it's 10 times easier to learn than English, it doen't privilege native speakers and so, can be considered sustainable, as you can read here.


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