International Week of Deaf People 2024
International Day of Sign Languages 2024
#IWDP & #IDSL

Theme for 2024:
Sign up for Sign Language Rights

23 to 29 September 2024

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Join the Global Leaders Challenge


On this 2024 edition of the International Day of Sign Languages, the world will highlight the unity generated by sign languages.

The country leaders - whether Prime Ministers, Presidents, other government officials, members of parliaments, members of city council - should sign this year’s theme “A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere!” in their national sign language.

For more information about this challenge, please click here.


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Hon. Doreen Sioka, Ministry of Gender Equality and Social Welfare (Namibia)

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Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (United Nations)

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Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister (Ukraine)
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Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Dr Sa’ilele Maliel, Prime Minister (Samoa)

Shine a Blue Light On Sign Languages!


We invite all public places, public landmarks and official buildings, Presidential houses, City Halls, stadiums and others to be spotlighted in blue light on 23 September 2024. This event aims to unite the world, its citizens, communities and societies through shing a blue light on sign languages.

For more information about this challenge, please click here.


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