The XVII World Congress

The XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 28 July – 2 August, 2015. Events of this XVII World Congress surround the theme, “Strengthening Human Diversity”. It aims to promote deaf people as a part of the global human diversity and to strengthen human diversity in the global deaf community. Lectures, workshops, panel discussions, meetings, booth presentations and entertainment as well are a part of this event.

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Third day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee

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Second day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee

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First day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee

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WFD Statement delivered by Dr. Joseph Murray at the opening of the 11th session of the CRPD Committee, 31 March 2014

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The XVII World Congress

The XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 28 July – 2 August, 2015. Events of this XVII World Congress surround the theme, “Strengthening Human Diversity.” It aims to promote deaf people as a part of the global human diversity and to strengthen human diversity in the global deaf community.
The Turkish National Federation of the Deaf (TNFD) hosts the event welcomes the international deaf community to Istanbul.

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