International Igbo Language Day

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International Igbo Language Day

Category:Events,The Future of Igbo Nation

World Igbo Congress will participate in “The 2018 United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day” celebrations. This is annually held on February 21 to celebrate languages spoken worldwide. It also observes the human right to use these languages.
It also uses this opportunity to remember events such as the killing of four students on February 21, 1952, because they campaigned to officially use their mother language, Bengali, in Bangladesh.
What Do People Do?
On International Mother Language Day, the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN agencies participate in events that promote linguistic and cultural diversity. They also encourage people to maintain their knowledge of their mother language while learning and using more than one language. Governments and non-governmental organizations may use the day to announce policies to encourage language learning and support.
Our Responsibility and Declarations
In this day of doomsday rhetoric from nay-sayers who hope for Igbo language to go extinct within 25 years, it behooves all Igbo to do everything to ensure that our language is sustained and developed for generations to come. World Igbo Congress cashes into its special consultative status in the UN-Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to declare its participation in the International Mother Language Day 2018 scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2018. In addition, and because of the dire straits in which Igbo language finds itself, World Igbo Congress DECLARES the 21st of every month as the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF IGBO LANGUAGE starting January 21, 2018. The activity planned for the day is for everybody in our electronic groups to write, IN IGBO, and post anything he/she wishes to post all in Igbo language. Charity, they say begins at home. We hope that this will help “forumites” become conscious of our responsibilities before they can pass it on to our children.

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Our Commitment to WIC Going Forward

Purpose of this thrust

To lay out strategies by the new administration, with the participation of all Diaspora Igbo, to revamp World Igbo Congress in order to enhance the robustness intended ab initio to reposition it for the onerous task ahead for the Igbo Nation.

Our Goals

  1. To reinstate the operational model of faithful adherence to the rules laid down at inception in order to restore the discipline needed for a viable and stronger WIC that will stand the test of time in this troubled era of the Igbo
  2. To establish an interfacing platform for all Diaspora Igbo Organizations to engender oneness of purpose, trust and unified response to emergencies
  3. To ensure that Diaspora Igbo under the aegis of World Igbo Congress is equipped psychologically and materially to undertake responsibilities that will ensure stability for the Igbo nation of the
  4. To have a robust World Igbo Congress that will respond energetically, rapidly, internationally and unapologetically to the needs of the Igbo as a

The Ikemba Strategic Committee

(The arrowhead of WIC’s renewed initiative)

GOAL: To prepare the WIC, the Igbo and Igbo land for today’s emergencies and for the future
  1. Immediately pursue a sustained global fundraising machinery for Diaspora Igbo
  2. Identify actionable litigation against all oppressors of the Igbo by way of Igbo Legal Defense
  3. Setup public relations and lobbying machinery so as to become proactive in Igbo affairs internationally and enlist the support of people or groups that will fight for us where it matters most
  4. Arrange presentations at World Centers including the United Nations, the governments of the US, The International Court of Justice at The Hague and Europe and African
  5. Stimulate our people to get politically involved locally so that, by default the Igbo becomes constituents of the political class in the US and elsewhere making it easy to mobilize this for our
  6. Rapidly articulate WIC response to any future
  7. Liaise with and report to the board for approval of decisions

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