Who We Are / Members

Our mission, our values, our people

Our Members

WFD’s membership consists of the following categories:

Any recognised or registered national organisation of the deaf, with legal status, that has an established position in its country, its majority of members are deaf persons, and its vision and aims similar to those of the WFD, may apply for Ordinary Member status. Ordinary Membership is limited to one national organisation of the deaf in each country. The WFD Board has the authority to approve exceptions for extraordinary circumstances.

The list of the our Ordinary Members

ALBANIA GERMANY NIGERIA
ALGERIA GHANA NORTH MACEDONIA
ARGENTINA GREECE NORWAY
ARMENIA GUATEMALA PAKISTAN
AUSTRALIA GUINEA PALESTINE
AUSTRIA HONDURAS PANAMA
AZERBAIJAN HONG KONG, ROC PARAGUAY
BAHRAIN HUNGARY PHILIPPINES
BANGLADESH ICELAND POLAND
BELARUS INDIA PORTUGAL
BELGIUM INDONESIA QATAR
BENIN IRAN ROMANIA
BOLIVIA IRELAND RUSSIAN FEDERATION
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA ITALY RWANDA
BOTSWANA JAPAN SAMOA
BRAZIL JORDAN SENEGAL
BULGARIA KAZAKHSTAN SERBIA
BURKINA FASO KENYA SINGAPORE
BURUNDI KOREA SLOVAK REPUBLIC
REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON KOSOVO SLOVENIA
CANADA KUWAIT SOMALIA
Republic of CHAD LAOS SOUTH AFRICA
CHILE LATVIA SPAIN
CHINA LEBANON SRI LANKA
COLOMBIA LESOTHO SUDAN
Democratic Republic of CONGO LIBERIA SWEDEN
Republic of CONGO LITHUANIA SWITZERLAND
COSTA RICA MACAU SYRIA
COTE D’IVOIRE MADAGASCAR TAJIKISTAN
CROATIA MALAWI TANZANIA
CUBA MALAYSIA THAILAND
CZECH REPUBLIC Republic of MALI TOGO
Democratic Peoples’ Republic of KOREA MALTA TUNISIA
DENMARK MAURITANIA TURKEY
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MEXICO UGANDA
ECUADOR MOLDOVA UKRAINE
EL SALVADOR MONGOLIA UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ERITREA MONTENEGRO UNITED KINGDOM
ESWATINI (former Swaziland) MOROCCO USA
ETHIOPIA NAMIBIA URUGUAY
FIJI NEPAL UZBEKISTAN
FINLAND THE NETHERLANDS VENEZUELA
FRANCE NEW ZEALAND ZAMBIA
GAMBIA NICARAGUA ZIMBABWE
GEORGIA NIGER