XIX WORLD CONGRESS OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAF

Introduction of 2023 WFD

Title / Slogan

Title

XIX WORLD CONGRESS OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAF

Slogan

Securing Human Rights in Times of Crises

Background / Event Outline

Background

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) has held the World Congress every four years since in Italy in 1951.

Through this, we are sharing the human rights of deaf people and the status of member countries related to education, culture, arts, and sign language.

Event Outline

Event Name XIX WORLD CONGRESS OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAF
Date 2023.7.11.(Tue) ~ 7.15.(Sat)
Venue International Convention Center in Jeju
Host The World Federation of the Deaf(WFD) / Korea Association of the Deaf(KAD),
The Organizing Committee of the 19th WORLD CONGRESS OF WFD
Theme Securing Human Rights in Times of Crises
Scale of Event 5,000 participants from 130 countries
Official Language IS, KSL ※ Voice- English, Korean
Website www.2023wfdjeju.com

History

Year Country City Theme Month/Dates
2023 South Korea Jeju Securing Human Rights in Times of Crises 7.11 ~ 15
2019 France Paris Sign Language Rights for All 7.23 ~ 27
2015 Turkey Istanbul Strengthening Human Diversity 7.28 ~ 8.1
2011 South Africa Durban Global Deaf Renaissance 7.18 ~ 7.24
2007 Spain Madrid Human Rights through Sign Languages 7.16 ~ 7.22
2003 Canada Montreal Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century 7.20 ~ 7.26
1999 Australia Brisbane Diversity and Unity 7.25 ~ 7.31
1995 Austria Vienna Towards Human Rights 7.6 ~ 7.15
1991 Japan Tokyo Equality and Self-Reliance 7.2 ~ 7.11
1987 Finland Espoo One World – One Responsibility 7.20 ~ 7.28
1983 Italy Catania Deafness Today & Tomorrow: Reality & Utopia 7.1 ~ 7.6
1979 Bulgaria Varna The Deaf People in Modern Society 7.20 ~ 7.27
1975 U.S.A. Washington D.C. Full Citizenship for All Deaf People 7.31 ~ 8.8
1971 France Paris The Deaf Person in the World in Evolution 7.31~8.5
1967 Poland Warsaw The Deaf Among Hearing Persons 8.10~17
1963 Sweden Stockholm no theme 8.17~21
1959 West Germany Wiesbaden no theme 8.20~27
1955 Yugoslavia Zagreb no theme 8.23~27
1951 Italy Rome no theme 9.23

Organizers

The World Federation of the Deaf

The World Federation of the Deaf(WFD) is a global deaf movement group founded in Rome, Italy in 1951 with the aim of defending the rights of the deaf. Every four years, the WFD General Assembly, which is a primary decision-making body where WFD Ordinary Member delegates are entitled to vote over proposed issues and to elect the board of directors for a four-year term. The WFD World Congress is an official event that is designed to bring together delegates from member national associations, youth organizations and other participants who seek to partake in global exchange of information and furtherance of the WFD vision, mission and goals. It follows a day after the General Assembly. The 21st General Assembly will be held in 2023 in Jeju, Korea.

WFD Homepage: www.wfdeaf.org

Korea Association of the Deaf

The Korea Deaf Association was established in 1946 and has led the development of the present of the deaf community and culture through over 70 years of history. On February 3, 2016, the Korean Sign Language, as the native language of the deaf, was recognized as an official language through Sign language Act” and this was big achievement for the Korean deaf society. The KAD advocates for the rights and interests of the deaf in various fields such as economy, society, culture, and education, and improve their authority so that they
can be active members of our cmmunity.

KAD Homepage: www.deafkorea.com

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