The International Day of Sign Languages 2021 celebration event will be streamed online due to Covid-19. We are looking forward to seeing many people.
International Day of Sign Languages 2021
Celebration Event: Outline
Address the establishment of sign language acts in Asia Pacific region, by sharing ideas and opinions about sign languages and accessibility in Asia Pacific region, and by informing wide range of audiences of the principle of “sign language as language” and good practices of information.
World Federation of the Deaf Regional Secretariat of Asia (WFDRSA), World Federation of the Deaf Regional Secretariat for Oceania (WFDRSO), Japanese Federation of the Deaf (JFD)
United Nations, United Nations Information Center
Thursday, September 23, 2021 (autumnal equinox day/ national holiday of Japan), 13:00-14:30
Broadcasted by YouTube (pre-recorded)
* Videos will be viewable from 13:00 September 23.
On December 19, 2017, the 72nd UN General Assembly proclaimed September 23rd as the “International Day of Sign Languages.” September 23rd is also the day of establishment of the World Federation of the Deaf in 1951. Let’s encourage UN member states to raise awareness of sign language throughout the society so that sign language is regarded equal to spoken language and guarantee the human rights of Deaf people! “Sign language is life.” Congratulations on the 3rd International Day of Sign Languages!