21 Febuary: (UNESCO Paris) Official Launching of the Year with a Conference on standard-setting instruments promoting multilingualism
5-7 March: (Johannesburg, South-Africa) and 22 to 24 April (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) Conferences of the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN) on "The role of trans-border languages and of lesser-used languages in Africa"
28 May: (UNESCO Paris) Conference of ACALAN on "African Languages as a factor of integration"
9 June: (Paris, France) Launch of the Chirac Foundation and its Programme for the Protection of Endangered Languages
13-15 June: (Eisenstadt, Austria) International Conference “Multilingualism in every-day life"
1-3 July: (Bangkok Thailand) 2nd International Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization and Multilingual Education in Ethnolinguistic Communities;
2-4 July: (Yakutsk, Russian Federation) International Conference "Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace"
27-28 August: (Tokyo, Japan) UNU-UNESCO Conference “Multilingualism and Globalization"
7 October: (UNESCO, Paris) Executive Board Thematic Debate on “Protecting indigenous and endangered languages and the role of languages in promoting EFA in the context of sustainable development.”
9-10 October: (Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain) International Conference “Challenges of Minority Languages at the Globalization Age”
4 November: (UN Association of Spain, Lleida) International Year of Languages Seminar
27-20 November: Minority languiages conference, Helsinki
17 December: Linguistic Diversity, Globalization and Development, UN Headquarters, NYC
Start date - Local time: 2008-02-21 9:00 am
End date - Local time: 2008-12-17 9:00 am
Paris, Johannesburg, Eisenstadt, Bangkok, Yakutsk..