Meeting Millennium Development Goals
through local languages
Eight goals were adopted by 189 United Nations member states to be achieved by 2015.
SIL views local language development as essential to achieve these goals.
Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Global partnerships among ethnolinguistic communities and national and international societies require communication and mutual understanding. Mother-tongue revitalization ensures that a language continues to serve the changing goals of its speakers and provides a bridge for the community to meet its broader multilingual goals by acquiring a language of wider communication. Language development facilitates the broader exchange of traditional knowledge as well as making the benefits of global information and communications technologies available.