International Day of Sign Languages

International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL)

has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and will be celebrated annually on 23 September beginning in 2018. The objective of the IDSL is to raise awareness on sign languages and strengthen the status about sign languages. This event also will take place as part of the International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf), which is celebrated on the last full week of September.

2024 Theme: Sign Up for Sign Language Rights

2023 Theme: A World Where Deaf People Can Sign Anywhere 

2022 Theme: Sign Languages Unite Us!

2021 Theme: We Sign for Human Rights

Media Release:

United Nations

World Federation of the Deaf IWDP & IDSL Information: