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  • Call to Application: Production of Human Rights Training Videos
  • Call to Application : Project Manager
  • Call for Application - WFD Executive Director
  • Statement on Accessible Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People during COVID-19 Pandemic
  • CALL FOR APPLICATION - WFD SIGN LANGUAGE RIGHTS OFFICER
  • IDA Inclusive Education Launch
  • Access is not an option!
  • Thanks to volunteers
  • The Non Discrimination Statement
  • COVID-19 Access Now!
  • The WFD collaborates with national associations of deaf people
  • The Safeguarding and Protection Needs of Deaf Children and Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Access to Higher Education for Deaf Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • #StayHome
  • WHO Logo
    WFD Letter to WHO about the COVID-19 information
  • Guideline WFD WASLI
    Guidelines on Providing Access to Public Health Information
  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO JOIN 2020-2023 WFD EXPERT WORK GROUPS
  • WFD-WASLI JOINT STATEMENT ON ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES
  • WFD at the 12th United Nations Forum on Minority Issues
  • New Regional Director for the WFD Regional Secretariat for Asia
  • Vale - Dr Terence Riley OBE
  • WFD Position Paper on the Complementary or diametrically opposed: Situating Deaf Communities within ‘disability’ vs ‘cultural and linguistic minority’ constructs
  • Happy 80th Birthday WFD Honorary President Liisa Kauppinen!
  • Discovering Deaf Worlds Update #2 in the Dominican Republic with the WFD
  • Announcement: WFD Board nominations for the term of 2019-2023
  • Announcement: Sub-themes of the International Week of the Deaf
  • Financial contributions from WFD Ordinary Members in Denmark and Finland
  • Announcement: 4th International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf (2021)
  • International Women’s Day
  • Announcement: Countries which will be considered to host the XIX World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf (2023)
  • International Mother Language Day
  • New Members to WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation
  • 136th WFD Ordinary Member from the DPRK
  • WFD-WASLI Accredited International Sign Interpreter Professional Conduct Review Process
  • Press Release: Memorandum of Understanding between WFD and DeafKidz International
  • 2018 WFD Year-End Message
  • PRESS RELEASE: Creation of a joint WFD-WASLI International Sign Accreditation Advisory Body
  • Give to WFD on #GivingTuesday
  • Changes within the WFD Secretariat
  • Vale - Dr Bernard Bragg (1928 - 2018)
  • Bidding for hosting the WFD Conference in 2021 and WFD Congress in 2023
  • WFD Awards
  • Election of the WFD Board 2019 - 2023
  • Call for Application: WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation 2018
  • SAVE THE DATES: Application for WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation 2018
  • Beware of fake WFD email
  • International Sign Training in Macau hosted by WFD Regional Secretariat for Asia
  • International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf) 2018 Toolkit
  • Lasting Impacts of WFDYS Children’s Camp: Three Months Later
  • The Deaf Gap in Healthcare
  • 114th WFD Board Meeting in Ghana: Summary and Reflection
  • Announcement on the appointment of new WFD Executive Director
  • WFD President Colin Allen receives Member of the Order of Australia Award (AM)
  • General Assembly Meeting
    Over 100 Deaf at Dominican Republic Assembly
  • WFD Honorary Member Mr Lars-Åke Wikström passed away in Ystad, Sweden on 5 May 2018
  • Colin Allen and Ana Lucia Arellano
    WFD President Colin Allen ends his term as IDA Chair
  • Advocacy Tips to Fight for the Recognition of Sign Language(s) from Monika Stobiecka
  • Arancha Diez (panelist), deaf expert and representative from the National Confederation of the Deaf in Spain (CNSE)
    Arancha Diez shares her experience at the WFD side-event of the 77th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
  • Picture 1: WFD Vice President Joseph Murray, WFDYS President Mark Berry,deaf member Esther Vinas Olivero, and CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult) Marco Olsen at the 10th Annual UN Minority Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.
    WFD at 10th Annual United Nations (UN) Minority Forum
  • Teaching and Learning: WFD at the Sharjah Conference
  • The WFD in Saudi Arabia and Switzerland
  • Work with the WFD!
  • WFD’s input adopted into the General Comment No. 6 on CRPD Article 5 “Equality and non-discrimination”.
  • International Day of Sign Languages and International Week of the Deaf 2018
  • Abigail Gorman shares what British Sign Language Week means to her.
  • WFD and WASLI Issue Statement on Signing Avatars
  • Farewell for Meri Hryske-Fischer
    March springs forward with several staff changes!
  • New Members to WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation
  • WFD President welcomes year 2018 with a fighting spirit
  • United Nations declared 23 September as International Day of Sign Languages
  • 135th WFD Member - United Arab Emirates (UAE) Deaf Association
  • President's Foreword - September 2017 Newsletter
  • WFD at the High-Level Political Forum 2017
  • WFD and WASLI take partnership to greater global heights
  • WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation - Call for Application 2017
  • Megan Youngs Joins the WFD Team
  • Discovering Deaf Worlds and World Federation of the Deaf launches Three-Year Social Inclusion of the Deaf in the Dominican Republic Program
  • Call for Application: Project Officer - Human Rights in the Maghreb Region
  • SAVE THE DATES: Call for Application for the WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation to open from 1 September 2017
  • President's Message for July 2017 issue of WFD Newsletter
  • Highlights from the 10th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
  • Canadian Association of the Deaf at the 17th CRPD Committee Session
  • 112th WFD Board Meeting
  • Successful funding of a capacity building project for Deaf Communities in Francophone Africa
  • Meet WFD’s legal advisors
  • WFD’S RESPONSE TO THE WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION FOR PREVENTION OF DEAFNESS AND HEARING LOSS
  • Successful WFD Side-event at the COSP
  • WFD supports Deaf Skills International Association (DSIA) to promote deaf talent and employment
  • WFD PRESIDENT MESSAGE - Newsletter April Issue
  • Campaign Materials for International Week of the Deaf 2017 ready for you!
  • Frontrunners lead the way to deaf awareness
  • WFDYS News
  • Civil Societies given advocacy space for the first time in the Asia-Pacific Forum on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 2017
  • WFD partners with Clin d’Oeil Festival
  • WFD in Fukuoka, Japan for the 112th Board Meeting
  • WFD and WFDYS represented at the National Conference on Deaf Youth, Human Rights Leadership and Advocacy in India
  • MEET OUR NEWSLETTER EDITORIAL TEAM
  • Endorsement needed to highlight inclusion at the High-Level of Political Forum (HLPF)
  • WFD-IDA-Fellow on CRPD and Inclusive Development
  • WFD partners with Discovering Deaf Worlds
  • Vale Elena Down
  • WFD News – President’s message in the February Newsletter
  • WFD Conference organisers proudly present: International Keynote Presenter Victoria Manning
  • 6th WFDYS Junior Camp Update and WFDYS Board composition
  • Fighting for Deaf people’s right to drive in Guyana
  • Renew your membership for a stronger WFD!
  • Positive news: Two grant decisions received enabling the WFD international human rights work in its current scope
  • Update on the ‘WFD Human Rights in Maghreb Region’ Project
  • 3 new members to the WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation
  • International Week of the Deaf Survey
  • New data on the situation of bimodal bilingual education in Europe
  • International Week of the Deaf widely celebrated!
  • Exciting announcements from the WFDYS!
  • WFD Board and Staff Changes
  • WFD Newsletter Submission Requirements
  • Maghreb Project
  • Fundraise for the WFD
  • President's Foreword
  • WFD Position Paper on the Language Rights of Deaf Children
  • WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation - Call for Application 2017
  • WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation – Call for Application 2016
  • WFD issued a Statement at the Opening of the 16th session of the CRPD Committee
  • WFD issued a Statement at the Opening of the 16th session of the CRPD Committee
  • IWD 2016 will take place under the theme With Sign Language, I am Equal´ from 19 to 25 September.
  • IWD 2016 will take place under the theme "With Sign Language, I am Equal" from 19 to 25 September.
  • WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July 2016
  • WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker Andersson passed away in Frederick, Maryland, USA on 18 July 2016
  • CRPD Committee Elections 2016: Deaf Sign Language user Valery Rukhledev elected
  • WFD Statement at the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
  • CRPD Committee Elections 2016: Deaf Sign Language user Valery Rukhledev elected
  • WFD Statement at the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
  • WFD President Colin Allen becomes chair-elect of the International Disability Alliance
  • Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016
  • CALL TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY FOR LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING/SPEECH-TO-TEXT INTERPRETING
  • CALL TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY FOR LIVE EVENT CAPTIONING/SPEECH-TO-TEXT INTERPRETING
  • Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016
  • Call for applications- UN Minorities Fellowship Programme 2016
  • WFD President Colin Allen becomes chair-elect of the International Disability Alliance
  • What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • Questions for WFD members – Deaf Street Children for UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Paul Scott appointed as WFD Project Officer for the Maghreb Region
  • Successful funding of a capacity building project for Deaf Communities in Francophone Africa
  • Important News: CRPD Committee Election in June 2016
  • The WFD initiated the process of completing its Board
  • Signed Joint Statement |World Federation of the Deaf and Sign Language Linguistics Society
  • Additional staff member to the WFD office to complement the Human Rights Team
  • WFD-WASLI International Sign Interpreter Accreditation System
  • WFD Foreword from WFD President Colin Allen
  • The WFD to commence a new capacity building project targeting Deaf Communities in the Maghreb region
  • Staff changes at the WFD office
  • Congratulations to the United Nations (UN) 70TH Anniversary
  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO JOIN 2016-2019 WFD EXPERT WORKING GROUPS
  • Closing Ceremony - XVII World Congress of the WFD
  • UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 31st July
  • Dr Liisa Kauppinen Fund
  • UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD – 30th July
  • UPDATE: XVII World Congress of WFD - 29th July
  • Opening Ceremony of the WFD Congress
  • XIX WFD General Assembly Day Two
  • XIX WFD General Assembly Day One
  • Working Together - Manual for Sign Language Work within Development Cooperation
  • WFD Workshop
  • WFD Preparations Day
  • 107th WFD Board Meeting Update
  • Registration now open for a Side-Event entitled “Current Realities of Deaf Learners in Developing Countries” (29 July, Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 7th International Deaf meeting will be organized in August 2015 in North Korea
  • Official Candidates for XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf
  • Press Release - 3rd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf
  • INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF THE DEAF 2015
  • CRPD Committee elections in 2016
  • Deaf education
  • WFD and WASLI Statement Communication during Natural Disasters and other Mass Emergencies for deaf people who use signed language.
  • WFD Statement on the Adoption and Adaptation of Technologies and Accessibility
  • WFD submits the Moscow Conference Resolution to CSocD
  • A message for YOU!
  • WFD Achievements 2014
  • Special Birthday Wishes for WFD Honorary President Dr Yerker J. Andersson
  • United Nation Human Rights Day
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Deaf delegates’ first visit to counterpart in Helsinki, Finland
  • Public Statement from WFD, WFDYS and WASLI Official Accommodation and Tours in Istanbul, Turkey. 18 July - 2 August 2015
  • Happy International Week of the Deaf 2014 to all
  • XIX WFD GENERAL ASSEMBLY 26-27 JULY 2015
  • Four videos of presentations by Dr Liisa Kauppinen have been released for public access
  • New Regional Director appointed for the World Federation of the Deaf Interim Regional Secretariat for the Arab Region
  • Update News from WFD and WASLI Presidents in Asia Region
  • Update News from WASLI and WFD Presidents
  • Message for the Deaf Associations across the world
  • WFD Representative Office in Pyongyang, North Korea - 6th GOOD FELLOWSHIP
  • 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
  • Work with Us!
  • WFD Statement on Standardized Sign Language
  • WFD released a statement on the standardization of sign languages
  • International Week of the Deaf - Strengthening Human Diversity
  • Fourth day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee
  • Third day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee
  • Second day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee
  • First day of the WFD attendance in the 11th session of the CRPD Committee
  • WFD Statement delivered by Dr. Joseph Murray at the opening of the 11th session of the CRPD Committee, 31 March 2014
  • World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Health Resources Initiative
  • Summary Report from IDA Board Meeting (Kenya)
  • Changes in the email addresses of the WFD Secretariat members
  • CRPD Committee Elections 2014
  • 2013/2014 Happy Holidays
  • Tribute to Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013
  • WFD-WASLI Joint Statement about the Sign Language interpretation at Mandela’s memorial service
  • WFD Accomplishments: Looking back on 2013
  • Former WFD President Liisa Kauppinen receives 2013 United Nations Human Rights Award Prize
  • Former WFD President Liisa Kauppinen receives 2013 United Nations Human Rights Award Prize
  • Ms Christine Linnartz, Deaf Candidate for the Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
  • Signs for a Good Education
  • The UN in Geneva and New York seek for your feedback on their two latest Webcasts events including international signs.
  • The 66th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution calling for better health care for people with disabilities.
  • International Week of the Deaf | Equality for Deaf People
  • United Nation High Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD)
  • Day Four (the last session) – The UN Conference of State Parties
  • Day Three - UN Conference of State Parties
  • Day One and Day Two – Civil Society Forum and UN Conference of State Parties
  • A milestone towards inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing in the United Nations
  • 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
  • WFD President elected second vice-chair of the International Disability Alliance Board
  • International Deaf Film Festival Short Film Competition cut off date
  • CONGRATULATIONS, DR LIISA KAUPPINEN ON A THIRD HONORARY DOCORATE
  • WFD Conference Early Bird Registration ends on 31 July 2013
  • Call for applications to join WFD Expert Ad Hoc working groups
  • A new era: Deaf Participation and Collaboration
  • WFD Honorary President Dr Markku Jokinen elected as the EUD President | 2013 - 2017
  • live streaming: Deaf People in Political Life
  • International Week of the Deaf September 2013 | Equality for Deaf People
  • 2ND International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf
  • WFD Congress in Istanbul, Turkey 28 July – 2 August 2015
  • 2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf
  • Deaf President Now - Celebrating 25 Years
  • The Congress of Deaf People of the Indian Ocean | 8 - 12 May 2013
  • World Deaf Leadership Scholarship Announcement 2013
  • Seasons’ greetings message – WFD President
  • Finnish Government supports World Federation of the Deaf
  • CBM celebrates International Week of the Deaf
  • Day 4 - UN Conference of State Parties
  • Day 3 - UN Conference of State Parties
  • Dr Lovászy from Hungary elected to the CRPD Committee
  • First meeting with Dr Laszlo Gabor Lovaszy, the newley elected UNCRPD Committee Member
  • Day 2 - UN Conference of State Parties
  • Day 1 – Civil Society Forum
  • WFD and WASLI in Close Partnership
  • Day 1 - International Disability Alliance (IDA) Pre-Conference
  • Press: Next World Deaf Congress to be held in Istanbul in 2015
  • International Week of the Deaf 2012
  • WFD Honorary President Markku Jokinen receives honorary doctorate from Gallaudet University
  • Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) elections
  • Making a Difference: Deaf Peace Corps Volunteers
  • 14th World Deaf Magicians Festival
  • WFD-WASLI News Update from Panama
  • WFD President’s message to members
  • International Disability Alliance (IDA) | Committee meetings this week in Athens, Greece
  • 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.
  • World Federation of the Deaf signed historic agreement with North Korean disability organisation
  • BSL Symposium
  • Importance of bilingualism for deaf children
  • Conference Summary | Sign Languages as Endangered Languages
  • Bilingualism as a basic human right for deaf children in education
  • Sign bilingualism is a human right, not a privilege!
  • Sign Languages’ status under threat in Denmark and the Netherlands?
  • Sign languages as Endangered Languages conference
  • Introduction | WFD President, Colin Allen
  • The second report of the meetings in New York
  • Sign Language gained the ground at the United Nations in New York
  • International Week of the Deaf 2011
  • Jack & Rosyln Gannon Announce the WFD Book
  • WFD and the Italian Deaf Association shook hands to conclude their legal dispute
  • CONGRESS RESOLUTION
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Human Rights
  • Summary of the Press conference held on 20 July 2011
  • Mr. Colin Allen from Australia elected the new President of the WFD
  • World Congress participants enthusiastic about WFD's Western and Central African capacity building project
  • Opening theme of the World Congress: Deaf Education
  • Launch of the WFD History Book!
  • Positive News!
  • WFD Support for Brazil and LIS
  • Interview with Markku Jokinen, World Federation of the Deaf President
  • WFD expressed its support for the recognition of the Italian sign language
  • President's trip to Australia and Hong Kong, 8.5. - 17.5.2011.
  • Meeting with the Finnish Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities meeting
  • 18th WFD General Assembly, July 2011, Durban South Africa
  • International Disability Alliance meeting, 8 - 10 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Article 53 | Miscellaneous
  • Article 52 | Archives
  • Article 51 | Dissolution
  • Article 50 | Enforcement
  • Article 49 | Amendment enforcement and dissolution
  • Article 48 | Accounting period
  • Article 47 | Signing the name of the organisation
  • Article 46 | Financial records and auditing
  • Article 45 | Finances
  • Article 44 | International conferences
  • Article 43 | World Congress of World Federation of the Deaf
  • Article 42 | Previous Memberships Achieved Remain
  • Article 41 | Dispute Resolutions
  • Article 40 | Unforeseen Cases
  • Article 39 | Archives
  • Article 38 | Dissolution
  • Article 37 | Enforcement
  • Article 36 | Amendments to the Statutes
  • Article 35 | Signing the name of the WFD
  • Article 34 | Accounting, Records and Auditing
  • Article 33 | International Conferences
  • Article 32 | World Congress of WFD
  • Article 31 | WFD Youth Section (WFDYS)
  • Article 30 | Regional Cooperating Partners
  • Article 29 | Regional Secretariats
  • Article 28 | Other Committees
  • Article 27 | Finance Committee (FC)
  • Article 26 | Secretariat
  • Article 25 | Minutes of Board Meetings
  • Article 24 | Vacancies and Replacement of Board Members
  • Article 23 | The Board
  • Article 22 | Extraordinary Meetings
  • Article 21 | Voting at the General Assembly
  • Article 20 | Functions of the General Assembly
  • Article 19 | Meetings of the General Assembly (GA)
  • Article 18 | Executive Bodies
  • Article 17 | Individual Youth Members (IYMs)
  • Article 16 | Youth Ordinary Members (YOMs)
  • Article 15 | Individual Members (IMs)
  • Article 14 | Honorary Members
  • Article 13 | International Members (INTMs)
  • Article 12 | Associate Members (AMs)
  • Article 11 | Ordinary Members (OMs)
  • Article 10 | Membership Categories
  • Article 9 | Support for the Activities
  • Article 7 | Aims
  • Article 6 | Languages
  • Article 5 | Flag
  • Article 4 | Relationships
  • Article 3 | Status
  • Article 2 | Location
  • Article 1 | Name
  • The Flemish Sign Language community celebrates 5 years Flemish Sign Language recognition
  • The 2nd GOOD FELLOWSHIP – Our 2nd International Deaf Meeting in Pyongyang
  • Japan earthquake and tsunami
  • Swiss Federation of the Deaf Annual General Assembly
  • Article 8 | Activities
  • Afghanistan National Association of the Deaf
  • WFD Statement on the Cancellation of the 17th Winter Deaflympics
  • WFD President’s visit to Panama
  • Australia’s Deaf community congratulates and thanks the Queensland Government and the ACMA for Auslan-interpreted flood updates
  • 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) in July 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
  • International Congress of the Deaf (ICED) July 18-22, 2010 Vancouver, Canada
  • Vancouver 2010: A New Era of Participation and Collaboration : Moving forward from the effects of the 1880 Milan Resolution