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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Successful funding of a capacity building project for Deaf Communities in Francophone Africa

Successful funding of a capacity building project…

5 days ago Patrick Wiche
The Danish Deaf Association (DDL) has successfully received the funding from the Disabled People…
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Feb 9, 2016Successful funding of a capacity building project…
Important News: CRPD Committee Election in June 2016

Important News: CRPD Committee Election in June 2…

2 weeks ago Patrick Wiche
United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) is composed of…
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Feb 1, 2016Important News: CRPD Committee Election in June 2…
The WFD initiated the process of completing its Board

The WFD initiated the process of completing its Bo…

3 weeks ago Patrick Wiche
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) has contacted all its Ordinary Members (132 national asso…
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Jan 28, 2016The WFD initiated the process of completing its Bo…
Signed Joint Statement |World Federation of the Deaf and Sign Language Linguistics Society

Signed Joint Statement |World Federation of the De…

1 month ago Patrick Wiche
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the Sign Language Linguistics Society (SLLS) have signed…
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Jan 8, 2016Signed Joint Statement |World Federation of the De…
Additional staff member to the WFD office to complement the Human Rights Team

Additional staff member to the WFD office to compl…

2 months ago Patrick Wiche
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is pleased to announce a partnership with CBM Australia and M…
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Dec 22, 2015Additional staff member to the WFD office to compl…

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