Dr. Indrajit BanerjeeDirector of Knowledge Societies Division Communication and Information Sector UNESCO
The launch event for the 2017 Language Champion Challenge was extremely well organized and a great success. We at UNESCO are very happy to be a partner with Talkmate for this great initiative which will contribute significantly in promoting and preserving languages in China and around the world.
Song LijunPresident of UNESCO Beijing
Congratulations of the successful holding of UNESCO-TALKMATE language champion challenge. Language is not only the tool to communicate, but also the heritage of human beings, the expression of culture and knowledge, and the carrier of culture. Like protecting culture and biology diversity, language diversity protection is important as well. I wish World Atlas of Languages to succeed, and attract more attention from people.
Chen JianchengHead of TVSKY
“Belt&Road” initiative is a significant internationalization strategy of China. To make deeper communication and relationship, language is the key. Thus, the focus of linguistic diversity should be moved to Belt&Road languages.