Abu Dhabi to Host World Federation of the Deaf Congress in 2027

Abu Dhabi will host the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Congress in 2027, taking place for the first time in the MENA region, organized by Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination (ZHO) in cooperation with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, ADNEC and UAE Deaf Association.

The event provides a platform for experts, industry leaders and more than 2,000 deaf participants, from 125 countries, to exchange knowledge and discuss efforts to enhance inclusivity in Abu Dhabi and across the world. This global gathering is an opportunity to review Abu Dhabi’s efforts under the directives of the wise leadership, and present the emirate’s successful experience in supporting and empowering various groups of people of determination, especially the deaf.

It will also present a myriad of initiatives and policies that conform to international standards and demonstrate care for People of Determination to be active players in the process of construction and sustainable development. It also highlights efforts to create an appropriate environment that enhances the quality of life for People of Determination and their families and facilitates their integration into society.

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZHO, congratulated the UAE leadership on Abu Dhabi’s winning the bid to host the WFD 20th World Congress in 2027 for the first time in MENA.

Source: Emirates News Agency WAM