Coa| 1.

Eradicate
Poverty and
Hunger
Coa| 2.
Þchieve
Universa|
Primary
Education
Coa| 4, 5.
Peduce Chi|d
Morta|ity and
lmprove Materna|
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This information is based on Why Language Matters for the Millennium Development Goals (UNESCO Bangkok 2012)
(available from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002152/215296E.pdf) and Why Languages Matter: Meeting Mil-
lennium Development Goals through local languages (SIL International 2008).]

Coa| 6.
Combat Hlv
and Þl0S, Ma|aria
and 0ther
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Coa| 3.
Promote
Cender Equa|ity
and
Empower
Women

Coa| 7.
Ensure
Sustainab|e
0eve|opment
Coa| 8.
loster C|oba|
Partnerships
for 0eve|opment
LEAD Asia
Addressing questions around language and culture can be challenging
and require specifc expertise and experience. LEAD Asia is committed
to helping see the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) realised for
all people, whatever language they speak, and as such is willing to
provide assistance to people or groups trying to consider questions
around lang uage and culture. To learn more about how to leverage
the benefts of using peoples’ frst languages in development work
contact LEAD: languageimpact@sil.org
LEAD Asia is a unit of SIL International. SIL is a nonproft organisation
that has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic
and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is an ofcial NGO partner of UNESCO
with consul tative status.
Asia Multilingual Education Working Group (MLE WG)
Asia Multilingual Education Working Group – consisting of UN partner
agencies, relevant international NGOs, civil society organi zations and
aca demic institutions – was established in 2004 under the Regional
Thematic Working Group on Education for All (EFA) to remove barriers
of access to quality education for ethnolinguistic commu n ities through
the coordination of technical and substantive support to multilingual
education initiatives and related policy advocacy throughout the
Asia-Pacifc region.
For further information, please visit the MLE WG’s website:
www.asiapacifcmle.net P
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