Important News: CRPD Committee Election in June 2016

United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) is composed of 18 members and half of them will be elected in 2016. National governments can make nominations for the elections that will be held at the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP) in New York, USA, in June 2016. No member of this committee is deaf or an expert in sign language, cultural and linguistic minority rights! WFD would like to see deaf candidates nominated and elected to the CRPD … [Read more...]

The WFD initiated the process of completing its Board

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) has contacted all its Ordinary Members (132 national associations of the deaf) in December 2015 and encouraged the ones having no outstanding debts to the organisation, to make a nomination to the WFD Board. The nominated person has to come from an African country and currently live there. Moreover, the nominating WFD Ordinary Member needs to commit to financially support the nominee’s participation in WFD work. As there are no nominations received so … [Read more...]

Signed Joint Statement |World Federation of the Deaf and Sign Language Linguistics Society

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the Sign Language Linguistics Society (SLLS) have signed a Joint Statement at the SLLS Business Meeting during the 12th International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR12) in Melbourne, Australia. The Joint Statement signed on 5th January 2016 recognises that strengthening the cooperation between the two organisations will bring mutual benefit to both parties and the national, regional and international organisations of … [Read more...]