Staff changes at the WFD office

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Kasper Bergmann from Denmark as WFD’s Human Rights Officer starting on 1 December 2015 for a period of 11 months. He will continue the successful work undertaken by Ms Eeva Tupi since the beginning of the human rights project in March 2013 which aims at providing support to WFD’s ordinary members in monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the national … [Read more...]

Congratulations to the United Nations (UN) 70TH Anniversary

On behalf of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), I would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. As an international non-governmental organisation, with national deaf federations of 132 country members, it is with great pride that the WFD has maintained a long-standing co-operation with the United Nations. Over the years, this close collaboration has yielded positive changes through UN Convention on the Rights of the Persons with … [Read more...]


WFD seeks expressions of interest from individuals desiring to serve as an expert member or a coordinator in the following Expert Groups: WFD Expert Group on Human Rights with focus on issues concerning Women, Children and Youth, CODAs, Senior Citizens, LGBT, Deafblind persons, Health and Bioethics. WFD Expert Group on Deaf Education covering Early Intervention and Lifelong Learning. WFD Expert Group on Sign Language and Deaf Studies. WFD Expert Group on Accessibility including … [Read more...]