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.

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

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/united-nations-announces-international-day-sign-languages

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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