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2018 report on the situation and rights of persons with deafblindness

18 September 2018

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WFDB present global report findings to CPRD committee in Geneva

On Friday 14th September 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland, The World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB) presented the key findings and recommendations of the ‘Global Report on Deafblindness’ to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) committee and members of the Human Rights council.

The global report on deafblindness is published by the World Federation of the Deafblind (WFDB) in cooperation with Sense International (SI) and the International Disability Alliance (IDA). It examines whether the needs of people with deafblindness, as recognised in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), are being met by governments across the world.

Despite impressive achievements by individuals and specialist organisations, the report finds that overall the issues faced by persons with deafblindness have largely been ignored and people with deafblindness are being ‘left behind’, contrary to the principle underpinning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The full report will be published this autumn.

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4 April 2018