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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 – 1 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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