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Latest News from the International Communication Project (December 2021)

The ICP newsletter brings you communication-related information and stories from around the world. Continue reading to learn more about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), ICP’s ongoing advocacy work at the UN and how a Deaf Cambodian tuk-tuk driver navigates the busy streets of Phnom Penh.


International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). First proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly, the day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The International Communication Project (ICP) marks the day because it advocates for people with communication disabilities, seeks to raise the profile of communication disabilities, and seeks to have them recognised accordingly. Read more…


ICP continues its strong advocacy work – an update

The International Communication Project has been advocating with and for people with communication disability since 2014. Recently, despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, much has been happening. With the publication of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, upon which the UN will measure impact of its work until 2030, the ICP took the opportunity to make the case for people with communication disability. Read more….


Cambodian tuk-tuk driver navigates communication challenges

Kong Sovannaro is a Deaf tuk-tuk driver in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. This short heart-warming and uplifting video highlights the Deaf community in Cambodia and shows Kong navigating communication difficulties and the busy roads of the Cambodian capital to support this family. Watch now…


Awareness Days Related to Communication

3 December
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

10 December
Human Rights Day

4 February
World Cancer Day


International Communication Around the World

The International Communication Project (ICP) regularly features stories about communication and swallowing difficulties on its website and social media accounts from around the world.

In sharing this news with you, we aim to keep you informed of conversations pertinent to communications and swallowing as they happen around the world. The opinions expressed in these stories do not necessarily represent the views of the ICP, nor does the inclusion of a story indicate endorsement of the article’s viewpoint or accuracy.

If you have a story you’d like to see featured, please contact us!

Belgium: More young people drawn to healthcare degrees amid acute staff shortages. Read more…

Brazil: Malala Foundation supports the education of deaf children in Brazil. Read more…

Gibraltar: As Gibraltar marks Hearing Loss week, GHITA calls for increased audiology services at the GHA. Read more…

India: First uniform sign language alphabet in Malayalam released. Read more…

Netherlands: Netherlands commits more money to Long Covid research. Read more…

Pakistan: National Speech Language Pathology Day marked. Read more…

Singapore: ‘Fear and courage walk side by side’: They are young, deaf and want to be heard. Read more…

South Africa: Lack of hearing testing deprives scores of kids of quality education. Read more…

Wales: Reading between the lines: Welsh children’s literacy skills. Read more…

Zimbabwe: Dean du Plessis: Blind cricket commentator now losing his hearing. Read more…


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