The mission of the Universal Networking Language (UNL) program, initiated within the United Nations and devised by the Universal Networking Digital Language (UNDL) Foundation, is to enable all people to generate information and have access to cultural knowledge in their native languages. UNL is an artificial language attempting to replicate the functions of natural language in human communication.
In ten years of work, the UNL Program has already crossed important milestones. The overall structure of the UNL system has been developed with a set of basic tools necessary for the development and functioning of the system. A vast amount of linguistic resources of the UNL as well as of the various native languages has been accumulated in the last few years. Moreover, the technical infrastructure for expanding these resources is already in place; thus, facilitating the participation of many more languages in the UNL system form now on.
The UNL Program remains a long-term endeavor, and invites a broad participation of people from all languages. The UNL system design is composed of various functional modules. People can join the development of any of these modules in either in teams or individually. A basic set of software and tools (UNL Development Set) necessary for developing language modules is available to the UNL Society members.