International Day of Sign Languages Declared by the United Nations Organisation
The United Nations has announced that from 2018, 23 September will be observed as The International Day of Sign Languages every year. This is a significant achievement for the people of deaf community across the world.
The declaration was made yesterday during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly session.
The first International Day of Sign Languages will be celebrated on 23 September 2018 as part of the International Week of the Deaf.
The World Federation of the Deaf – WFD is behind the International Day of Sign Languages being declared by UN.
WFD has been working across various countries of the world to gather support regarding this matter.
23 September also commemorates the date that the WFD was established in 1951.
The World Federation of the Deaf was set up with the aim to promote the rights of deaf people and ensure the preservation of sign languages and deaf culture.