The mission of the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE COMMISSIONERS is to support and advance language rights, equality and diversity throughout the world and to support language commissioners so they may work to the highest professional standards by:
- Sharing experience and exchanging knowledge of best practice;
- Advising or assisting in the establishment of Language Commissioners offices;
- Facilitating an exchange of training and professional development resources, research and information;
- Cooperating with like-minded organisations who value the promotion and protection of language rights and diversity.
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE COMMISSIONERS assists the language commissioners role throughout the world by promoting best practices and standards of excellence and by advancing language equality and diversity.
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE COMMISSIONERS values
- Integrity: The Association will conduct all activities responsibly with equity and accountability to its membership and profession.
- Service: The Association will support its membership by providing the best advice and assistance as appropriate.
- Respect: The Association will foster respect for all languages.
- Collaboration: The Association will promote interaction among its members and engage with other organisations to advance the profession as well promoting language rights, equality and diversity.
- Independence: The Association will promote the principle of independence of language commissioners.
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANGUAGE COMMISSIONERS objectives are:
- To promote, support and advance language rights, equality and diversity;
- To share experience, insights and connections between language commissioners' offices
- To encourage the exchange of information and mutual learning between language commissioners' offices and to provide an avenue to members to advance best practices and a stronger knowledge base on language rights protection efforts;
- To increase awareness and understanding of the role and value of Language Commissioners among Governments, state agencies, academia, media and the general public;
- To define, publish and keep under review criteria for the recognition of language commissioners' offices by the Association and to accord recognition to those who satisfy the defined criteria for recognition as language commissioners throughout the world;
- To support regions that wish to create a position of language commissioner or advance their language rights;
- To share training and development or work exchange opportunities;
- To share evidence based research in the interest of advancing language rights.