World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)
Fédération mondiale des sourds (FMS)
1951-09-19 Rome Italy
19-23 Sep 1951, Rome (Italy), at 1st World Congress of the Deaf. First Statutes adopted 23 Sep 1951, Rome (Italy); amended: Aug 1963, Stockholm (Sweden); 11 Aug 1967, Warsaw (Poland); Jul 1987, Espoo (Finland); 3 Jul 1991, Tokyo (Japan); 8 Jul 1995, Vienna (Austria); 18 Jul 2003, Montréal QC (Canada); 15 Jul 2007, Madrid (Spain); Jul 2011, Durban (South Africa); July-Aug 2015, Istanbul (Turkey); Jul 2019, Paris (France).
Improve the lives of deaf people who face inequality by promoting human rights and access to sign languages.
Events2023 | Jeju, Korea Rep – Quadrennial World Congress
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General Assembly; Board; Secretariat; Regional Secretariats (9); Expert Groups; Youth Section.
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