United Nations announces International Day of Sign Languages

The Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni, welcomes the United Nations announcement that there will be a new International Day of Sign Languages. This day will be celebrated each year on 23 September to promote sign languages as being equal to spoken languages.


The text version of the Minister's press release can be found on the Beehive website: 


World Federation of the Deaf Press Release

You can view the press release from the World Federation of the Deaf here:

Significant achievement for the Global Deaf Community: international Day of Sign Languages declared by the United Nations: https://wfdeaf.org/news/un-23-sept-as-international-day-of-sign-languages/

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