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Advancing human rights and sign language worldwide.

2030 Agenda

In addition to the CRPD, an important aspect of our work is the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, adopted in 2015. The 2030 Agenda aims to reduce poverty, reduce inequality, and save the planet from ecological degradation and climate change.

The 2030 Agenda is a worldwide call to action, recognising that we cannot solve these critical issues facing our global society without everyone’s participation.

The WFD remains involved in the development and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a result of the work done by the WFD and other organisations of persons with disabilities and global partners, the 2030 Agenda contains 11 direct references to people with disabilities, including deaf people.

We also advise and provide training to our members so that they, too, are involved in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. To achieve true sustainable development, we cannot leave anyone behind.

The WFD has enriched my perspectives about the Deaf Community, informing and contributing to the implementation of my mandate. Their extensive knowledge about the situation of deaf people makes them a valuable partner to promote human rights of deaf people through sign language rights globally.

Fulfilling the CRPD demands the active engagement of representative organisations of deaf people. The permanent collaboration with the WFD is key to ensure that deaf people are not left out or behind in the global agenda.’Catalina Devandas Aguilar
UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

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