2019: Geopolitical Year in Review

This publication was researched and written by Bobb Drake.

Year of indigenous languages

The United Nations declared 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to recognize the crucial role that languages play in people’s daily lives and in their cultural identity, history and traditions. At the closing ceremony of IY2019, the UN declared 2022-2032 as the Decade of Indigenous Languages, with 2020-2021 being preparatory years for the decade. 

We covered some of the initiatives in support of indigenous languages different companies have been undertaking in our article on the subject. Over the coming years, we can expect a growing awareness of the importance of preserving indigenous languages and cultures. 

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF Indigenous Languages - 2019 Geopolitical Review

Cultural appropriation will continue to be a hot button issue, and savvy businesses will develop strategies around effectively working with and representing indigenous cultures in their marketing, media and products.   

This has been a preview. The full report can be accessed online by Nimdzi Partners.

The full publication contains information on the geopolitical and geocultural events that shaped 2019 and the fortunes of companies caught up in their midst. If you are not a Nimdzi Partner, contact us.


This publication was researched and written by Nimdzi's Director of Geocultural Research, Bobb Drake. If you wish to learn more about geopolitical events and how they affect the world of business, reach out to Bobb at [email protected].

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