Resolutions of the XVII World Congress

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), its Members and the 1,312 participants from 97 countries gathered at the XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in Istanbul, Turkey, 28th July – 1st August 2015,

Recalling the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations, in his message to the Congress, stressed that “recognizing disability as a part of human diversity is essential for appreciating the abilities of people with disabilities.”

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Job opening at the WFD

Job opening at the WFD

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The WFD is seeking a Human Rights Officer (HRO) as a maternity leave substitute to be commenced on 1 December 2015 until 31 October 2016! Deadline for applications is 24 September 2015! The WFD is seeking a…
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Sep 3, 2015Job opening at the WFD
Closing Ceremony - XVII World Congress of the WFD

Closing Ceremony – XVII World Congress of the WFD

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The final day of the congress closes on a high with Special Interest Groups. With many delegates…
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Aug 3, 2015Closing Ceremony – XVII World Congress of the WFD
UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 31st July

UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 31st July

1 month ago Patrick Wiche
As we near the end of a week long program, our final Plenary presenters covered the two commissio…
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Jul 31, 2015UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 31st July
Dr Liisa Kauppinen Fund

Dr Liisa Kauppinen Fund

1 month ago Patrick Wiche
Istanbul, 30 July 2015 The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) has recently announced the la…
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Jul 31, 2015Dr Liisa Kauppinen Fund
UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 30th July

UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 30th July

1 month ago Patrick Wiche
The World Congress is well and truly under way with our 2nd day of Plenary addresses highlighting…
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Jul 30, 2015UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 30th July

The XVII World Congress

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