Manifesto on International Day of Deafblindness 2024

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Every year, on the 27th of June, on Helen Keller’s birthday, we rally to remind the world that the deafblind community exists and it must be made visible. Through various events, manifestations, conferences, and exhibitions, we highlight the importance and contributions of the deafblind community globally.

We urge governments and international organizations to officially recognize the International Day of Deafblindness. The World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB) has launched a formal campaign to achieve this recognition at the United Nations. This initiative gathered interest to support from Croatia, Malta, Germany, Finland, Poland, Italy, and Jordan. Official recognition is essential for ensuring our community receives visibility, support, and resources.

This year, we call on every individual to get involved in their local organizations and for those organizations to connect with their global counterparts. Only together we can realize our dream of achieving official UN recognition of the International Day of Deafblindness.

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