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City hosts world congress for the deaf
20/9/2005 17:08

Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news

The 17th Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf,  Asia Pacific Region,  was held in Shanghai yesterday morning, with more than 125 delegates from 16 countries participating.
The congress, held in China for the first time and with the theme of establishing a harmonious society, has focused on the development of support systems for the deaf in the Asia Pacific Region.
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), establish in 1951, is an international non-governmental organization, which aims to work for the benefit of deaf people around the world, protect their rights and assist them to recover.