WFD Achievements 2014

As we look forward in anticipation to exciting challenges of 2015, the WFD Board and Secretariat would like take a moment to look back and reflect on our achievements. 2014 has been a successfully busy and rewarding year for us all. As an international non-profit organisation supporting over 70 million deaf people worldwide, our advocacy role is vital and we are relentless in our work. It is encouraging to note that all that has been accomplished so far strengthens our core existence. Our … [Read more...]

Special Birthday Wishes for WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker J. Andersson


The WFD Board extends its congratulations to Dr Yerker J. Andersson on his 85th birthday, a reason for celebration!  He is originally from Sweden and has lived in the USA for many years. Dr Andersson is a well-known and highly regarded international leader who served as the third President of the WFD. He also knew and was in contact with Mr Dragolub Vukotić from Yugoslavia who served as the second President of the WFD. Dr Andersson was elected to the WFD Board in 1975 and served … [Read more...]

United Nation Human Rights Day


The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. Last year WFD Honorary President Dr Liisa Kauppinen was one of the six recipients for the UN Human Rights Prize. Dr. Kauppinen has been a ‘voice’ for the human rights of deaf people since 1970. She was effective in securing the inclusion of … [Read more...]