Discovery, UNESCO and the UN Works Programme mark International Mother Language Day with a celebration of cultural diversityParis - In celebration of International Mother Language Day – February – Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI), in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the UN Works Programme, will highlight some of the world’s endangered languages with a broadcast to over 100 million viewers internationally on the Discovery Channel.
Working to protect cultural diversity, the initiative joins DCI’s quality brands and commitment to education, UNESCO’s on-going work on endangered cultures, and the UN Works’ mission to develop partnerships that raise awareness about key global issues.
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Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI) is the leading global real-world media and entertainment company. DCI has grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, first launched in the United States in 1985, to current global operations in more than 155 countries and territories with over 830 million cumulative subscribers. DCI’s 33 networks of distinctive programming represent 14 entertainment brands including TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery Civilization Channel, The Science Channel, Discovery Wings Channel, Discovery Home & Leisure Channel, Discovery en Espaņol and HD Theater. DCI’s other properties consist of Discovery.com and 167 Discovery Channel retail stores. DCI also distributes BBC America in the United States. DCI’s ownership consists of four shareholders: Liberty Media Corporation (NYSE: L), Cox Communications, Inc. (NYSE: COX), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, the Company’s Founder, Chairman and CEO.
UNESCO www.unesco.org fosters intellectual solidarity and cooperation among its 188 Member States through programmes and standard-setting activities in education, science, culture and communication. Its major activities are: assisting states in providing life-long education for all, promoting quality basic education; advancing the transfer and sharing of scientific knowledge; preserving and enhancing cultural and natural heritage as well as living cultures; and contributing to the creation of a communication and information society for all, to the free flow of ideas and to bridging the communication and information gap.
The UN Works Programme collaborates with public and private partners to raise awareness about global issues such as cultural diversity, HIV/AIDS, biodiversity, education, and human rights through PSAs, original programming, web-based features, media and educational outreach and other promotional activities. Links to profiles of real people, projects and partnerships on the UN Works website (www.un.org/works),provide access to more information and show how the United Nations is working to improve the lives of real people everywhere.
|Author(s)||Discovery, UNESCO, the UN Works Programme|
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|Publication Date||11 Feb 2003|