It is with regret that we farewell Dr Michel Candelier
from the presidency of FIPLV
, after five years of excellent leadership and a happy, dedicated Executive.
The challenge for the new Executive is to build upon the excellent foundations created by Michel
predecessors, consolidate FIPLV
financially - through activities, sponsorship, publications, membership and other means - and forge ahead to take this unique international multilingual association into the twenty-first century.
Linguapax will also appear on the program of the UNESCO International Conference in Melbourne (Australia) in March 1998 - where I intend to deliver a paper - and it will be the focus of a Workshop in Graz (Austria) in September/October 1998, being organised by Michel Candelier
In the meantime, it has been proposed to UNESCO and the International Linguapax Committee (ILC) that I replace Michel Candelier as the FIPLV Representative.
have been asked to send Michel
and me copies of their policies, so that Michel Candelier
can begin another FIPLV Project on the synthesis of these to establish an overview of world-wide trends.
Regular meetings with various key personnel of UNESCO have also been agreed, during my visits to UNESCO Headquarters and the more frequent contact of Michel Candelier
, as he
lives in the same city.
Regular reports are also foreshadowed.
has planning well underway for the XXth FIPLV World Congress
to be held in Paris in mid-2000 while we are about to decide on the venue of the next for the Year 2003.
Significantly, the Opening Plenary Lecture was given by Michel Candelier, President of FIPLV on the timely topic "Enseignement des langues et société : éléments d'une éthique professionelle".
Interviews given by FIPLV's President Michel Candelier and other distinguished Congress speakers to the local press, especially to Diario de Pernambuco, oldest newspaper in circulation in Latin America.
Information: Michel Candelier
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