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Advancing human rights and sign language worldwide.

CRPD

Our philosophy and approach are based on and driven by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The precise successes of the World Federation of the Deaf I can point out are the contributions they did for the recognition of sign language at the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. And it is also remarkable the mainstreaming process of the perspective of deaf people at United Nations and all the effort (they) put into it.

You can easily notice the contribution of the World Federation of the Deaf towards different national organisations. I can only praise the constant, systematic and academic work of the World Federation of the Deaf, which has enforced the human rights of deaf people with much respect.María Soledad Cisternas Reyes
Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2013-2016

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