Definition: An international nonprofit organization formed in 1945 to increase political and economic cooperation among its member countries.

Related signs: ORGANIZATION, INTERNATIONAL, World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), World Health Organization (WHO), HUMAN RIGHTS.

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Liisa Kauppinen (1939-present), a Deaf Finnish leader, received the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Award Prize from the United Nations in New York, USA. She is internationally recognized for her global contribution in advocating for the human rights of deaf people around the world.

The United Nations protects the human rights and promotes equality of deaf people and their signed languages under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which was adopted in 2006.

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