Next World Deaf Congress to be held in Istanbul in 2015

For immediate release Friday, 6 July 2012 Louisville, Kentucky USA Today in Louisville, KY, USA, the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the Turkish National Federation of the Deaf (TNFD) signed a contract to organise the XVII World Congress of the World…Read More

Happy Holidays from the World Federation of the Deaf!

Hello- As the administrator of the World Federation of the Deaf network on Facebook, I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year's! A friendly reminder: the office of the WFD General Secretariat will be closed from December…Read More

Nepal - Former President of Nepal National Federation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NFDH), Raghav Bir Joshi elected to be the member of parliament

It is with wonderful news that the former President of NFDH Mr. Raghav Bir Joshi was elected to be a member of parliament for the Constitutional Assembly meeting for a two-year period, which is the first time in history in Nepal and also for the Asian region…Read More

Hungarian disability CAUCUS launched

On 5th May leading disability rights advocates unanimously decided in favour of setting up a non-hierarchical network of civil society based on solidarity to help the effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.…Read More

Theme 2008: Connecting Persons with Disabilities: ICT Opportunities for All

This year, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day has adopted the theme: “Connecting Persons with Disabilities: ICT Opportunities for All” to address the special requirements of persons with disabilities. The World Summit on the Information…Read More

Hungarian disability CAUCUS launched

On 5th May leading disability rights advocates unanimously decided in favor of setting up a non-hierarchical network of civil society based on solidarity to help the effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The…Read More

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force on May 3rd

The Convention has a complimentary role to other UN human rights conventions, treaties and statements since it doesn’t create any new rights. However, it has clearly been shown that the implementation and monitoring of these rights have been severely…Read More
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