International Week of the Deaf 2018 – 23rd to 30th September
“With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!”
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) was established in Rome, Italy, in 1951, and is an international non-profit and non- governmental organisation representing approximately 70 million deaf people’s human rights worldwide.
The WFD is a federation of 135 national associations of deaf people. Its membership also comprises Individual Members, Associate Members, and International Members. It also has eight Regional Secretariats, one Regional Co-operating Member, and a Youth Section (WFDYS). The WFD has a consultative status within the UN system, including the ECOSOC, UNESCO, the ILO and WHO, as well as co-operating closely with the OHCHR. The WFD is a founding member of the IDA.