World Federation of the Deaf Meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Today I met with Board members from the World Federation of the Deaf to discuss the idea of creating a UN Day of Sign Languages. The Board are in New Zealand to celebrate NZSL Week with New Zealand’s Deaf community.

From left: Meri Hyrske-Fischer (WFD Team Leader), Kasper Bergmann (WFD Human Rights Officer), Dr Joseph Murray (WFD Vice President), Hon Nicky Wagner Minister for Disability Issues, Colin Allen (WFD President), Elena Down (Human Rights Officer) and Victoria Manning (Chair of the NZSL Board and Communications and Strategy Manager for Deaf Aoteroa).