The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Board is very excited to announce the countries which have met the bid requirements necessary to host the XIX World Congress of the WFD in 2023.
At the recent WFD Board Meeting in Paraguay, the WFD reviewed bid proposals from countries wanting to host the XIX World Congress of the WFD in 2023. Each proposal was reviewed based on the criteria outlined in the official bid process.
It is WFD’s great pleasure to announce the FOUR countries which have been successful in their bid to host the XIX World Congress of the WFD.
It is important to note that no country has yet been selected to host the XIX World Congress of the WFD. The delegates of WFD Ordinary Members at the next WFD General Assembly in Paris in July 2019 will vote to confirm which country will host the XIX World Congress of the WFD.
The WFD Board has appointed four members to the Site Inspection Team who will travel to each of the countries which have submitted successful bids. As part of the evaluation process, a summary report will be prepared for WFD Ordinary Members which will consider the location and capacity of each of the four countries to organise the WFD Congress and WFDYS Youth Camp.
Finally, I am happy to announce that the countries which have submitted successful bids are:
- New Zealand
- Republic of Korea
The WFD Board congratulates each of these countries and wishes them all the best during the evaluation process.