Official Candidates for XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf

The official candidates for the XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf are: FRANCE: Fédération Nationale des Sourds de France HONG KONG: Hong Kong Association of the Deaf Both of the 2019 World Congress candidates will present their bids at XIX WFD General Assembly on Monday, 27 July, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. The XIX WFD General Assembly shall determine the site of the World Congress of WFD. (WFD Statutes Article 20.1). … [Read more...]

Press Release – 3rd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf

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  The World Federation of the Deaf is pleased to announce that the 3rd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) will be held in Budapest, Hungary from 9 to 11 November 2017. This follows a successful bid to host the WFD Conference being lodged by the Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Siketek és Nagyothallók Országos Szövetsége, SINOSZ). It is expected that 1,500 people, including both international and domestic delegates, will attend … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DEAF 2015

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This year, IWD 2015 will take place under the theme ‘With Sign Language Rights, Our Children Can!’ from 21 to 27 September 2015. As an extension to the information on the articles 2, 9, 21, 24, 30 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) about Sign Language and the Deaf community: With Sign Language Rights, Our Children Can draws upon the principle of basic human rights in relation to (sign) language acquisition at birth. It is about recognising … [Read more...]