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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CALL TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY FOR LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING/SPEECH-TO-TEXT INTERPRETING

CALL TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY FOR LIVE EVENT CAPTI…

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A global survey conducted as part of a live event speech-to-text/captioning project of the Inter…
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Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016

Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Pr…

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A unique opportunity to learn more about human rights in Geneva! Are you interested to learn…
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WFD President Colin Allen becomes chair-elect of the International Disability Alliance

WFD President Colin Allen becomes chair-elect of t…

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Mr Colin Allen, President of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) since July 2011 and a WFD bo…
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What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

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Dear WFD members, What are the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs? These are important…
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Questions for WFD members – Deaf Street Children for UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

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The WFD is writing a submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about street chil…
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