International Week of Deaf People 2022
International Day of Sign Languages 2022

#IWDP & #IDSL

19 to 25 september 2022

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Theme for 2022:
Building Inclusive Communities for All

 

Daily themes


 

23 september 2022

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Theme for 2022:
Sign Languages Unite Us!

This celebration arises from the 2017 UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/72/16, which recognises 23 September as the International Day of Sign Languages.

Join the Global Leaders Challenge


During the 2022 celebration of the International Day of Sign Languages, the world will once again highlight the unity generated by our sign languages. Deaf communities, governments and civil society organisations maintain their collective efforts - hand in hand - in fostering, promoting and recognising national sign languages as part of their countries’ vibrant and diverse linguistic landscapes.
The country leaders - whether Prime Ministers, Presidents, other government officials, members of parliaments, members of city council - should sign this year’s theme “Sign Languages Unite Us!” in their national sign language.

For more information about this challenge, please click here.

Shine a Blue Light On Sign Languages!


We invite all public places, public landmarks and official buildings, Presidential houses, City Halls, stadiums and others to be spotlighted in blue light on 23 September 2022. This event aims to unite the world, its citizens, communities and societies through shing a blue light on sign languages.
For more information about this event, please contact us at idsl@wfdeaf.org.

For more information about this challenge, please click here.
 

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