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Knowledge Base Category: Statements and Position Papers

  1. WFD Letter to WHO re Coronavirus
  2. 3 March 2020: WFD-WASLI Joint Statement on Access to Health Services & Interpreter Occupational Health During the Coronavirus (COVID 19) Containment Efforts
  3. 7 August 2019: WFD Position Paper on the Complementary or diametrically opposed: Situating Deaf Communities within ‘disability’ vs cultural and linguistic minority’ constructs
  4. WFD Charter on Sign Language Rights for All
  5. 12 February 2019: WFD Position Paper on Accessibility: Sign Language Interpreting and translation and technological developments
  6. 27 March 2019: WFD and IFHOH Joint Statement: Automatic Speech Recognition in Telephone Relay Services and in Captioning Services
  7. 13 June 2018 – WFD Statement at the General Debate, 11th Session of the COSP to the CRPD
  8. 11 June 2018 – Civil Society Forum Panel Statement
  9. 11 May 2018 – Deaf Community as linguistic identity or disability – Position Paper
  10. 5 June 2018 – WFD Position Paper on Inclusive Education
  11. WFD and WASLI Statement on Use of Signing Avatars
  12. WFD Statement on the Adoption and Adaptation of Technologies and Accessibility
  13. WFD Statement at the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
  14. 5 October 2016: WFD Statement at the UN Social Forum 2016 Side Event on Inclusive Education
  15. 7 September 2016: WFD Position Paper on the Language Rights of Deaf Children
  16. 31 August 2016: WFD Statement on Deaf People’s Right to Drive a Car or other Vehicles
  17. 15 August 2016: WFD Statement at the Opening of the 16th session of the CRPD Committee
  18. 16 June 2016: WFD Statement at the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
  19. 17 August 2015: WFD Statement at the 14th Session of the CRPD Committee
  20. 6 July 2015: WFD Opening Statement at the 22nd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf
  21. 15 April 2015: Day of General Discussion on the Right to Education of Persons with Disabilities – Speech by WFD Honorary President and EUD President Markku Jokinen
  22. 20-22 May 2014: Resolution of the 2nd International Conference “Linguistic Rights of the Deaf” Moscow, Russian Federation
  23. 15 September 2014: WFD Statement at the 12th session of the CRPD Committee
  24. 17 April 2013: Deaf Women and Girls not able to Enjoy Basic Human Rights
  25. 31 March 2014: WFD Statement at the 11th Session of the CRPD Committee
  26. 12 June 2014: Seventh Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
  27. 20 May 2014: WFD Statement on Standardised Sign Language
  28. 19 February 2014: WFD Statement on Sign Language Work
  29. 25 June 2009: Statement on the Unification of Arab Sign Languages
  30. January 2007: Statement on the Unification of Sign Languages
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