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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WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July 2016

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CRPD Committee Elections 2016: Deaf Sign Language user Valery Rukhledev elected

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WFD Statement at the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

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Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016

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