Welcoming 2008 is welcoming the UNESCO International Year of Languages. For people like us who care about languages, it is an opportunity to have ourselves be heard by a larger audience. This opportunity will be realised by our own efforts as the UNESCO supportive material cannot be found yet on their website.
When 2008 allows us to promote our efforts for languages, it will help when we collaborate. There is too much for a single person, a single organisation to do. We will make a difference when we prod UNESCO to be successful. We will make a difference when we promote other programs like SignWriting. We will make a difference when we make sure that our own projects do well and integrate with others. But most of all, we will make a difference when our message is communicated as widely as possible; languages are important and deserve attention.
I wish that at the end of this year we will be satisfied with what we, as a group, have achieved.