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 Position Paper on the Language Rights of Deaf Children

WFD Position Paper on the Language Rights of Deaf…

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The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is an international non-governmental organisation which pro…
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WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation - Call for Application 2016

WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accredita…

3 months ago Patrick Wiche
World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) are p…
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WFD issued a Statement at the Opening of the 16th session of the CRPD Committee

WFD issued a Statement at the Opening of the 16th…

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IWD 2016 will take place under the theme With Sign Language, I am Equal´ from 19 to 25 September.

IWD 2016 will take place under the theme With Sign…

4 months ago Patrick Wiche
First launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy, IWD takes place annually on the last week of September.…
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WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July 2016

WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed…

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WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July…
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International week of the deaf 2016

IWD 2016 will take place under the theme With Sign Language, I am Equal´ from 19 to 25 September.

First launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy, IWD takes place annually on the last week of September. A truly global event, IWD is the only week in a year that sees highly concerned global advocacy to raise awareness about the Deaf Community on different levels.


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Individual Membership

An Individual Member of the WFD contributes to organisation's daily work which deals with supporting and strengthening deaf associations, organizing human rights trainings, advancing deaf people's rights in the United Nations human rights system, spreading information on the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities(CRPD), producing material in sign language and much more.


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