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  • WFD supports Deaf Skills International Association (DSIA) to promote deaf talent and employment
    08/05/2017
  • WFD PRESIDENT MESSAGE - Newsletter April Issue
    28/04/2017
  • Campaign Materials for International Week of the Deaf 2017 ready for you!
    28/04/2017
  • Frontrunners lead the way to deaf awareness
    28/04/2017
  • WFDYS News
    27/04/2017
  • Civil Societies given advocacy space for the first time in the Asia-Pacific Forum on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 2017
    26/04/2017
  • WFD partners with Clin d’Oeil Festival
    25/04/2017
  • WFD in Fukuoka, Japan for the 112th Board Meeting
    25/04/2017
  • WFD and WFDYS represented at the National Conference on Deaf Youth, Human Rights Leadership and Advocacy in India
    21/04/2017
  • MEET OUR NEWSLETTER EDITORIAL TEAM
    21/04/2017
  • Endorsement needed to highlight inclusion at the High-Level of Political Forum (HLPF)
    13/04/2017
  • WFD-IDA-Fellow on CRPD and Inclusive Development
    04/04/2017
  • WFD partners with Discovering Deaf Worlds
    30/03/2017
  • Vale Elena Down
    20/03/2017
  • WFD News – President’s message in the February Newsletter
    27/02/2017
  • WFD Conference organisers proudly present: International Keynote Presenter Victoria Manning
    24/02/2017
  • 6th WFDYS Junior Camp Update and WFDYS Board composition
    24/02/2017
  • Fighting for Deaf people’s right to drive in Guyana
    24/02/2017
  • Renew your membership for a stronger WFD!
    24/02/2017
  • Positive news: Two grant decisions received enabling the WFD international human rights work in its current scope
    24/02/2017
  • Update on the ‘WFD Human Rights in Maghreb Region’ Project
    24/02/2017
  • 3 new members to the WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation
    23/02/2017
  • Call for applications for WFD Congress Liaison Officer
    17/02/2017
  • International Week of the Deaf Survey
    16/02/2017
  • New data on the situation of bimodal bilingual education in Europe
    20/12/2016
  • International Week of the Deaf widely celebrated!
    20/12/2016
  • Exciting announcements from the WFDYS!
    20/12/2016
  • WFD Board and Staff Changes
    20/12/2016
  • WFD Newsletter Submission Requirements
    20/12/2016
  • Maghreb Project
    20/12/2016
  • Fundraise for the WFD
    20/12/2016
  • President's Foreword
    20/12/2016
  • WFD Position Paper on the Language Rights of Deaf Children
    24/10/2016
  • WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation - Call for Application 2016
    02/09/2016
  • WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation – Call for Application 2016
    02/09/2016
  • WFD issued a Statement at the Opening of the 16th session of the CRPD Committee
    17/08/2016
  • WFD issued a Statement at the Opening of the 16th session of the CRPD Committee
    17/08/2016
  • IWD 2016 will take place under the theme With Sign Language, I am Equal´ from 19 to 25 September.
    31/07/2016
  • IWD 2016 will take place under the theme "With Sign Language, I am Equal" from 19 to 25 September.
    31/07/2016
  • WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July 2016
    20/07/2016
  • WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July 2016
    18/07/2016
  • CRPD Committee Elections 2016: Deaf Sign Language user Valery Rukhledev elected
    05/07/2016
  • WFD Statement at the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
    02/07/2016
  • CRPD Committee Elections 2016: Deaf Sign Language user Valery Rukhledev elected
    17/06/2016
  • WFD Statement at the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
    17/06/2016
  • WFD President Colin Allen becomes chair-elect of the International Disability Alliance
    05/05/2016
  • Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016
    05/05/2016
  • CALL TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY FOR LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING/SPEECH-TO-TEXT INTERPRETING
    05/05/2016
  • CALL TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY FOR LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING/SPEECH-TO-TEXT INTERPRETING
    03/05/2016
  • Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016
    28/04/2016
  • Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016
    27/04/2016
  • WFD President Colin Allen becomes chair-elect of the International Disability Alliance
    05/03/2016
  • What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
    02/03/2016
  • Questions for WFD members – Deaf Street Children for UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
    01/03/2016
  • Paul Scott appointed as WFD Project Officer for the Maghreb Region
    16/02/2016
  • Successful funding of a capacity building project for Deaf Communities in Francophone Africa
    09/02/2016
  • Important News: CRPD Committee Election in June 2016
    01/02/2016
  • The WFD initiated the process of completing its Board
    28/01/2016
  • Signed Joint Statement |World Federation of the Deaf and Sign Language Linguistics Society
    08/01/2016
  • Additional staff member to the WFD office to complement the Human Rights Team
    22/12/2015
  • WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation System
    17/12/2015
  • WFD Foreword from WFD President Colin Allen
    16/12/2015
  • Job advertisement |Call for applications for WFD Project Officer
    02/12/2015
  • The WFD to commence a new capacity building project targeting Deaf Communities in the Maghreb region
    27/11/2015
  • Staff changes at the WFD office
    23/11/2015
  • Congratulations to the United Nations (UN) 70TH Anniversary
    23/10/2015
  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO JOIN 2016-2019 WFD EXPERT WORKING GROUPS
    22/10/2015
  • Job opening at the WFD
    03/09/2015
  • Closing Ceremony - XVII World Congress of the WFD
    03/08/2015
  • UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 31st July
    31/07/2015
  • Dr Liisa Kauppinen Fund
    31/07/2015
  • UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 30th July
    30/07/2015
  • UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD - 29th July
    29/07/2015
  • Opening Ceremony of the WFD Congress
    28/07/2015
  • XIX WFD General Assembly Day Two
    27/07/2015
  • XIX WFD General Assembly Day One
    26/07/2015
  • Working Together - Manual for Sign Language Work within Development Cooperation
    25/07/2015
  • WFD Workshop
    25/07/2015
  • WFD Preparations Day
    24/07/2015
  • 107th WFD Board Meeting Update
    23/07/2015
  • Registration now open for a Side-Event entitled “Current Realities of Deaf Learners in Developing Countries” (29 July, Istanbul, Turkey)
    08/07/2015
  • 7th International Deaf meeting will be organized in August 2015 in North Korea
    02/06/2015
  • Official Candidates for XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf
    15/05/2015
  • Press Release - 3rd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf
    08/05/2015
  • INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DEAF 2015
    06/05/2015
  • CRPD Committee elections in 2016
    23/03/2015
  • Deaf education
    23/03/2015
  • WFD and WASLI Statement Communication during Natural Disasters and other Mass Emergencies for deaf people who use signed language.
    13/03/2015
  • WFD Statement on the Adoption and Adaptation of Technologies and Accessibility
    06/03/2015
  • WFD submits the Moscow Conference Resolution to CSocD
    04/03/2015
  • WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAF | INTERNSHIP
    04/03/2015
  • A message for YOU!
    28/01/2015
  • WFD Achievements 2014
    17/12/2014
  • Special Birthday Wishes for WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker J. Andersson
    12/12/2014
  • United Nation Human Rights Day
    10/12/2014
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities
    03/12/2014
  • The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Deaf delegates’ first visit to counterpart in Helsinki, Finland
    03/12/2014
  • Public Statement from WFD, WFDYS and WASLI Official Accommodation and Tours in Istanbul, Turkey. 18 July - 2 August 2015
    01/10/2014
  • Happy International Week of the Deaf 2014 to all
    22/09/2014
  • XIX WFD GENERAL ASSEMBLY 26-27 JULY 2015
    22/09/2014
  • Four videos of presentations by Dr Liisa Kauppinen have been released for public access
    10/09/2014
  • New Regional Director appointed for the World Federation of the Deaf Interim Regional Secretariat for the Arab Region
    10/09/2014
  • Update News from WFD and WASLI Presidents in Asia Region
    31/08/2014
  • CALL FOR BID
    17/07/2014
  • Call for Bid - International WFD Conference
    17/07/2014
  • Call for Bid - XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf
    16/07/2014
  • Update News from WASLI and WFD Presidents
    15/07/2014
  • Message for the Deaf Associations across the world
    09/07/2014
  • WFD Representative Office in Pyongyang, North Korea - 6th GOOD FELLOWSHIP
    18/06/2014
  • WFD and WFDYS Statement delivered by Braam Jordaan at the panel of Youth with Disabilities of the 7th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 12 June 2014
    17/06/2014
  • Work with Us!
    21/05/2014
  • WFD Statement on Standardized Sign Language
    21/05/2014
  • WFD released a statement on the standardization of sign languages
    21/05/2014
  • International Week of the Deaf - Strengthening Human Diversity
    29/04/2014
  • Fourth day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee
    07/04/2014
  • Third day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee
    03/04/2014
  • Second day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee
    03/04/2014
  • First day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee
    03/04/2014
  • WFD Statement delivered by Dr. Joseph Murray at the opening of the 11th session of the CRPD Committee, 31 March 2014
    02/04/2014
  • World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Health Resources Initiative
    25/03/2014
  • The International Disability Alliance is seeking an Executive Director
    20/03/2014
  • Summary Report from IDA Board Meeting (Kenya)
    12/03/2014
  • Changes in the email addresses of the WFD Secretariat members
    07/03/2014
  • CRPD Committee Elections 2014
    15/02/2014
  • 2013/2014 Happy Holidays
    20/12/2013
  • Tribute to Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013
    15/12/2013
  • WFD-WASLI Joint Statement about the Sign Language interpretation at Mandela’s memorial service
    14/12/2013
  • WFD Accomplishments: Looking back on 2013
    04/12/2013
  • Former WFD President Liisa Kauppinen receives 2013 United Nations Human Rights Award Prize
    03/12/2013
  • Former WFD President Liisa Kauppinen receives 2013 United Nations Human Rights Award Prize
    03/12/2013
  • Ms Christine Linnartz, Deaf Candidate for the Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
    29/11/2013
  • Signs for a Good Education
    24/10/2013
  • The UN in Geneva and New York seek for your feedback on their two latest Webcasts events including international signs.
    09/10/2013
  • The 66th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution calling for better health care for people with disabilities.
    02/10/2013
  • International Week of the Deaf | Equality for Deaf People
    04/09/2013
  • United Nation High Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD)
    19/08/2013
  • Day Four (the last session) – The UN Conference of State Parties
    20/07/2013
  • Day Three - UN Conference of State Parties
    20/07/2013
  • Day One and Day Two – Civil Society Forum and UN Conference of State Parties
    19/07/2013
  • A milestone towards inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing in the United Nations
    18/07/2013
  • Colin Allen, WFD President gives a video summary of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) board meeting. The first board meeting of IDA was held for three days from 13 July to 15 July, New York, USA
    18/07/2013
  • WFD President elected second vice-chair of the International Disability Alliance Board
    18/07/2013
  • International Deaf Film Festival Short Film Competition cut off date
    05/07/2013
  • CONGRATULATIONS, DR LIISA KAUPPINEN ON A THIRD HONORARY DOCORATE
    05/07/2013
  • WFD Conference Early Bird Registration ends on 31 July 2013
    02/07/2013
  • Call for applications to join WFD Expert Ad Hoc working groups
    30/05/2013
  • A new era: Deaf Participation and Collaboration
    25/05/2013
  • WFD Honorary President Dr Markku Jokinen elected as the EUD President | 2013 - 2017
    25/05/2013
  • live streaming: Deaf People in Political Life
    23/05/2013
  • International Week of the Deaf September 2013 | Equality for Deaf People
    12/04/2013
  • 2ND International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf
    03/04/2013
  • WFD Congress in Istanbul, Turkey 28 July – 2 August 2015
    13/03/2013
  • 2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf
    18/02/2013
  • Deaf President Now - Celebrating 25 Years
    13/02/2013
  • The Congress of Deaf People of the Indian Ocean | 8 - 12 May 2013
    06/02/2013
  • World Deaf Leadership Scholarship Announcement 2013
    09/01/2013
  • Seasons’ greetings message – WFD President
    14/12/2012
  • Finnish Government supports World Federation of the Deaf
    07/12/2012
  • CBM celebrates International Week of the Deaf
    25/09/2012
  • Day 4 - UN Conference of State Parties
    14/09/2012
  • Day 3 - UN Conference of State Parties
    13/09/2012
  • Dr Lovászy from Hungary elected to the CRPD Committee
    12/09/2012
  • First meeting with Dr Laszlo Gabor Lovaszy, the newley elected UNCRPD Committee Member
    12/09/2012
  • Day 2 - UN Conference of State Parties
    12/09/2012
  • Day 1 – Civil Society Forum
    11/09/2012
  • WFD and WASLI in Close Partnership
    10/09/2012
  • Day 1 - International Disability Alliance (IDA) Pre-Conference
    10/09/2012
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2012 FOR SENDING WFD EXPERT APPLICATIONS
    18/08/2012
  • Press: Next World Deaf Congress to be held in Istanbul in 2015
    06/07/2012
  • International Week of the Deaf 2012
    11/05/2012
  • WFD Honorary President Markku Jokinen receives honorary doctorate from Gallaudet University
    09/05/2012
  • Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) elections
    29/04/2012
  • Making a Difference: Deaf Peace Corps Volunteers
    28/04/2012
  • 14th World Deaf Magicians Festival
    23/04/2012
  • WFD-WASLI News Update from Panama
    19/04/2012
  • WFD President’s message to members
    08/03/2012
  • International Disability Alliance (IDA) | Committee meetings this week in Athens, Greece
    08/03/2012
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol in International Sign is now available on the WFD's website.
    21/02/2012
  • World Federation of the Deaf signed historic agreement with North Korean disability organisation
    10/02/2012
  • BSL Symposium
    24/01/2012
  • World deaf leadership sholarship
    21/01/2012
  • Importance of bilingualism for deaf children
    17/01/2012
  • Conference Summary | Sign Languages as Endangered Languages
    10/11/2011
  • Bilingualism as a basic human right for deaf children in education
    10/11/2011
  • Sign bilingualism is a human right, not a privilege!
    09/11/2011
  • Sign Languages’ status under threat in Denmark and the Netherlands?
    08/11/2011
  • Sign languages as Endangered Languages conference
    24/10/2011
  • Introduction | WFD President, Colin Allen
    22/09/2011
  • The second report of the meetings in New York
    21/09/2011
  • Sign Language gained the ground at the United Nations in New York
    10/09/2011
  • International Week of the Deaf 2011
    09/09/2011
  • Jack & Rosyln Gannon Announce the WFD Book
    29/08/2011
  • WFD and the Italian Deaf Association shook hands to conclude their legal dispute
    24/07/2011
  • CONGRESS RESOLUTION
    24/07/2011
  • Special Interest Groups
    23/07/2011
  • Human Rights
    22/07/2011
  • Summary of the Press conference held on 20 July 2011
    20/07/2011
  • Mr. Colin Allen from Australia elected the new President of the WFD
    20/07/2011
  • World Congress participants enthusiastic about WFD's Western and Central African capacity building project
    20/07/2011
  • Opening theme of the World Congress: Deaf Education
    19/07/2011
  • Launch of the WFD History Book!
    19/06/2011
  • Positive News!
    18/06/2011
  • WFD Support for Brazil and LIS
    17/06/2011
  • Interview with Markku Jokinen, World Federation of the Deaf President
    14/06/2011
  • WFD expressed its support for the recognition of the Italian sign language
    26/05/2011
  • President's trip to Australia and Hong Kong, 8.5. - 17.5.2011.
    13/05/2011
  • Meeting with the Finnish Ambassador to the United Nations
    10/05/2011
  • Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities meeting
    10/05/2011
  • 18th WFD General Assembly, July 2011, Durban South Africa
    10/05/2011
  • International Disability Alliance meeting, 8 - 10 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
    10/05/2011
  • Article 53 | Miscellaneous
    02/05/2011
  • Article 52 | Archives
    02/05/2011
  • Article 51 | Dissolution
    02/05/2011
  • Article 50 | Enforcement
    02/05/2011
  • Article 49 | Amendment enforcement and dissolution
    02/05/2011
  • Article 48 | Accounting period
    02/05/2011
  • Article 47 | Signing the name of the organisation
    02/05/2011
  • Article 46 | Financial records and auditing
    02/05/2011
  • Article 45 | Finances
    02/05/2011
  • Article 44 | International conferences
    02/05/2011
  • Article 43 | World Congress of World Federation of the Deaf
    02/05/2011
  • Article 42 | Previous Memberships Achieved Remain
    02/05/2011
  • Article 41 | Dispute Resolutions
    02/05/2011
  • Article 40 | Unforeseen Cases
    02/05/2011
  • Article 39 | Archives
    02/05/2011
  • Article 38 | Dissolution
    02/05/2011
  • Article 37 | Enforcement
    02/05/2011
  • Article 36 | Amendments to the Statutes
    02/05/2011
  • Article 35 | Signing the name of the WFD
    02/05/2011
  • Article 34 | Accounting, Records and Auditing
    02/05/2011
  • Article 33 | International Conferences
    02/05/2011
  • Article 32 | World Congress of WFD
    02/05/2011
  • Article 31 | WFD Youth Section (WFDYS)
    02/05/2011
  • Article 30 | Regional Cooperating Partners
    02/05/2011
  • Article 29 | Regional Secretariats
    02/05/2011
  • Article 28 | Other Committees
    02/05/2011
  • Article 27 | Finance Committee (FC)
    02/05/2011
  • Article 26 | Secretariat
    02/05/2011
  • Article 25 | Minutes of Board Meetings
    02/05/2011
  • Article 24 | Vacancies and Replacement of Board Members
    02/05/2011
  • Article 23 | The Board
    02/05/2011
  • Article 22 | Extraordinary Meetings
    02/05/2011
  • Article 21 | Voting at the General Assembly
    02/05/2011
  • Article 20 | Functions of the General Assembly
    02/05/2011
  • Article 19 | Meetings of the General Assembly (GA)
    02/05/2011
  • Article 18 | Executive Bodies
    02/05/2011
  • Article 17 | Individual Youth Members (IYMs)
    02/05/2011
  • Article 16 | Youth Ordinary Members (YOMs)
    02/05/2011
  • Article 15 | Individual Members (IMs)
    02/05/2011
  • Article 14 | Honorary Members
    02/05/2011
  • Article 13 | International Members (INTMs)
    02/05/2011
  • Article 12 | Associate Members (AMs)
    02/05/2011
  • Article 11 | Ordinary Members (OMs)
    02/05/2011
  • Article 10 | Membership Categories
    02/05/2011
  • Article 9 | Support for the Activities
    02/05/2011
  • Article 7 | Aims
    02/05/2011
  • Article 6 | Languages
    02/05/2011
  • Article 5 | Flag
    28/04/2011
  • Article 4 | Relationships
    28/04/2011
  • Article 3 | Status
    28/04/2011
  • Article 2 | Location
    28/04/2011
  • Article 1 | Name
    28/04/2011
  • The Flemish Sign Language community celebrates 5 years Flemish Sign Language recognition
    11/04/2011
  • The 2nd GOOD FELLOWSHIP – Our 2nd International Deaf Meeting in Pyongyang
    01/04/2011
  • Japan earthquake and tsunami
    30/03/2011
  • Swiss Federation of the Deaf Annual General Assembly
    30/03/2011
  • Article 8 | Activities
    20/03/2011
  • Afghanistan National Association of the Deaf
    20/02/2011
  • WFD Statement on the Cancellation of the 17th Winter Deaflympics
    18/02/2011
  • WFD President’s visit to Panama
    24/01/2011
  • Australia’s Deaf community congratulates and thanks the Queensland Government and the ACMA for Auslan-interpreted flood updates
    17/01/2011
  • 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) in July 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
    10/01/2011
  • International Congress of the Deaf (ICED) July 18-22, 2010 Vancouver, Canada
    10/07/2010
  • Vancouver 2010: A New Era of Participation and Collaboration : Moving forward from the effects of the 1880 Milan Resolution
    22/06/2010