"Humberto is an active and productive member of the movement for the rights of persons with disabilities and of the deaf community in particular. I've known him since a very long time during my international work on the issue of disability and I'm sure he's a great candidate for the presidency of the WFD. He has vision, determination and stamina: I wish him and the WFD the best!" - Alfredo Ferrante - Member of the EU High Level Group on disability and former Chair of the Committee of Experts on the Rights of People with Disabilities of the Council of Europe
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"I had the pleasure to meet and work with Humberto Insolera at the European Parliament. I know him as a person with enthusiasm and vision, and I strongly suggest his bid for the Presidency of the World Federation of the Deaf. #HumbertoForPresidentWFD" - Gianni Pittella - Former Vice President of the European Parliament
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"Humberto Insolera is a friend and a nice person. He has a vision for deaf people and their inclusion. Has my fully support to be elected as a president World Federation of the Deaf. I'm sure under his presidency more plans & actions will be executed towards equality for all #HumbertoForPresidentWFD" - Dimitris Nikolsky - f. Chair of the Committee of Experts on the Rights of People with Disabilities of the Council of Europe and Head of Unit, "Children with disabilities", Ministry of Labour, Social Security & Social Solidarity, Greece
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"Since 2009 I am regularly working together with my friend, Humberto Insolera, who is committed for the rights of people with disabilities and the rights of the Deaf people. I got to know Humberto as an excellent team builder, who is very familiar with the world of politics. I consider him the best and most prepared candidate, therefore he has my full support to be elected as a president of World Federation of the Deaf." - Adam Kosa - Member of European Parliament and Co-President of Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament
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"I have known Humberto Insolera over the past years, during which besides becoming a reliable friend, he has amply demonstrated his innate organizational capabilities. He is exceptionally diligent and hard working. His firsthand experience with disabilities, combined with his passion and determination, makes him an excellent visionary leader and candidate for the next President of the World Federation of the Deaf and I strongly support his nomination." - Roberto E. Wirth - President and CEO Hassler Group Italy
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"My friend Humberto Insolera is running for the presidency of the World Federation of the Deaf Ry, and I would like to express my warm support to him! He is close to the European Disability Forum Youth Committee from the first moment, does great job in EDF and I am sure that he will be a fantastic president at the WFD! #HumbertoForPresidentWFD"Kamil Gungor - ENIL and Chair of EDF Youth Committee
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“Mr. Humberto Insolera excelled magnificently in his advanced courses in management and leadership at Gallaudet University, while visiting the USA on a Visa.
His spark and alacrity, combined with his drive and determination spell out the earmarks of a true leader! These are the precise attributes that the WFD needs in its next President, and I sincerely hope that Mr. Insolera will be your favored candidate!" - Dr William J. A. Marshall - Professor/Chair Emeritus Gallaudet University
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"Humberto is a committed and passionate activist for the rights of people with disabilities. We worked together in these years on European policies on the matter and I am more than happy to know that he is running for the presidency of the World Federation of the Deaf. I am sure he’s the right leader to continue this struggle together!" - Brando Benifei - Member of European Parliament
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"...Before I met Humberto in person in Beirut, I was fascinated by his openness for effective collaboration and motivating willingness to help and share knowledge. His precision, attention to details and professionalism were a great gain in our coordination for The ABLE Summit 2019. When he arrived to Beirut, besides the fact that he is a vibrant spirit that reflects genuine joy and appreciation for every moment with modesty, he is also a mentor that made sure to stream as much as possible of his international experience and encouragement into ABLE platform in Lebanon. I was surprised after he left, with the amount of friends and connections he made, his print lasts until today and many of these connections are sure to flourish with his determination to bridge capacities. I truly see Humberto as a global leader at all levels! #HumbertoForPresidentWFD" - Maha Zouwayed - Accessibility for a Bolder Learning Experience (ABLE) leader and IT Business Development Manager at the American University of Beirut (AUB) 
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"I know Humberto Insolera since many years and I had always the opportunity to appreciate his intelligence, mindfulness, moral integrity,  international experience and extraordinary capacity in delivering talks for different audiences. I am fully in support of his election as President of the World Federation of the Deaf" - Virginia Volterra - Former Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies of the CNR
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“I have known Humberto Insolera as student at the University of Padova. He attended in a very active way the courses of International Relations, European Union Political System and International Protection of Human Rights … Humberto demonstrated to have excellent research, analytical and presentation skills. In his thesis research he demonstrated excellent intellectual qualities (as problem solving, analysis of information and communication of complex ideas). Humberto has an outgoing and co-operative personality as well as an excellent capacity to develop working relations with his colleagues, with an adaptive and flexible approach. I strongly support Humberto for the Presidency of the World Federation of the Deaf. #HumbertoForPresidentWFD” - Marco Mascia, Professor of International Relations, UNESCO Chair “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace”, Director of the Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca”, University of Padova

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"Humberto was one of the Fulbright scholars at Gallaudet several years ago and I was his advisor. He came very prepared and I knew he would go far as he was very ambitious and wouldn’t settle for less. He continued to meet his expectations and dreams. He cares about everyone with disabilities, even more for Deaf people. He’s very qualified and will represent us very well. I am very honored to be associated with him!" - Beth Benedict - Professor, Gallaudet University

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“Humberto has all the necessary characteristics to be the future President of the World Federation of the Deaf. You have built an extensive social network on all levels, demonstrated interest in diplomacy, knowledge of Deaf culture and the disability movement, strategic insight etc. Also your experience as a Board member of the European Union of the Deaf and the Executive Committee of the European Disability Forum strengthen your profile as a candidate for President of the WFD.” - Drs. Johan B. Wesemann - Former Director of the European Union of the Deaf and Former President of the European Disability Forum 

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“Felicitaciones Humberto por la candidatura!  Sos un gran  activista por los derechos de la comunidad sorda. Te conozco desde hace tiempo durante mi trabajo en la Comisión Nacional de Argentina CONADIS has participado, en Buenos Aires, aportando el conocimiento de tu experiencia internacional sobre el tema de la discapacidad y, con tu vision y lucha, no dudó que  sos un excelente candidato para la presidencia de la WFD. Humberto cuentas con conocimiento, determinación y clara perspectiva en Derechos Humanos. Lo mejor para vos!!” - Silvia Bersanelli - Ex presidenta de la Comisión Nacional Asesora para la Integración de personas con Discapacidad de Argentina y del CEDDIS de la Organización de Estados Americano -OEA-

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“Humberto Insolera was one of the most outstanding awardees of the Fulbright Mason Perkins Scholarships. His year at Gallaudet University was so exemplary as to move the Mason Perkins Deafness Fund to issue a special grant to him to serve on the Ad Hoc Committee for Disabilities at the United Nations in New York. Considering the international experience he has amassed over the years, and his innate ability to unite diverse opinions, I know of no one more qualified to be President of the WFD.”  - Elena Radutzky - Founder, Mason Perkins Deafness Fund, Italy

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“I felt genuinely privileged while teaching Humberto classes on the intricacies of European politics at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He was a very engaged as well as engaging learner with no hesitation to challenge received wisdom and to explore new thinking outside the standard box of academia. I rarely came across someone with such a clear analytical mind, well-developed interpersonal skills, and intercultural sensitivity. Humberto has been very consistent in delivering on his promises, and to do so within a variety of challenging environments. For this reason, I have no hesitation to support him in his bid to become President of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). I am convinced he would take on this role with professionalism, exceptional enthusiasm and exemplary dedication.” - Dr Günter Walzenbach - Associate Professor in Political Science, American University of Armenia, and Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of the West of England

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"I know Humberto Insolera since many years and I am happy to work the last two years more close with him as board members of the European Disability Forum (EDF). It is always nice to meet Humberto and work together with Humberto at the different EDF meetings for all people with a disability in Europe. Humberto have lot of knowledge and experience in the European & International disability movement. Humberto work with a warm passion for disabilities rights and he is a nice person and have all the qualities to be a great candidate for President of the WFD" - Marcel Bobeldijk, EFHOH president and EDF board member
 
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"Ho conosciuto Humberto nella comune lotta per il diritto di tutti all'accessibilità di ogni contenuto informativo, artistico, culturale. Una personalità travolgente capace di trascinare l'interlocutore, aprigli il cuore e fargli intravvedere la possibilità, oggi nascosta, di una svolta. Un uomo simpatico e cordiale che supera ogni difficoltà con stile e determinazione mettendoti sempre a tuo agio. Per come lo conosco sarà un grande presidente. Mi fido di lui.” - Iacopo Venier, giornalista, ex deputato, direttore di Libera.tv.
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"As a disability rights activist I know quite many deaf people around the Europe and even world. But Humberto is the only one with whom it is so nice and easy to communicate. He is always interested in all issues and ready to both - tell about himself and ask questions about the partner of conversation. He has perfect knowledge not only about situation and needs of people with disabilities but also about disability movement in general, which gives him possibility to make strategic decisions and realistic view to the future." - Gunta Anca, Secretary general of EDF,  member of the European Economic and social committee 
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"Ho conosciuto Humberto Insolera nella mia esperienza parlamentare e ne ho potuto apprezzare le grandi doti umane e professionali: competenza, determinazione, empatia, passione civile e impegno quotidiano per affermare i diritti delle persone sorde in ogni ambito. Sono sicura che sarebbe un grande presidente della Federazione Mondiale dei Sordi - World Federation of the Deaf - e che saprà dimostrare anche a questo livello capacità di ascolto e di dialogo con tutti i soggetti sociali, politici e istituzionali chiamati ad assumere decisioni rilevanti per la vita delle persone sorde" - Marina Sereni, già Vice Presidente della Camera dei Deputati
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"I have known Humberto Insolera since our election to the Executive Committee of the European Disability Forum two years ago. We therefore meet regularly to work on the main issues of concern for people with disabilities in Europe. On those occasions, I was able to appreciate the richness of Humberto's reflections, the extent of his knowledge on the issues under discussion and his sense of responsibility. He adds to all these qualities an exceptional sense of human relations. Humberto has all the qualities to be a reliable and dynamic leader of a large organization" - Albert Prevos
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"Humberto Insolera è stato un mio alunno negli studi di scuola secondaria di 2° grado. È  stato sempre studioso, interessato nei problemi giovanili in genere e per i giovani sordi in particolare. Ha capito il valore della cultura e l'ha sempre seguita e approfondita per renderla spendibile a livello personale e sociale. È consapevole che per migliorare la condizione umana e sociale di ogni individuo devi curare la TUA preparazione culturale, sociale ed etica.  Humberto è all'altezza di essere Presidente per gli "Altri " proprio per la sua GRANDE UMANITÀ" - Suor Gianfranca suora di San Filippo Smaldone "apostolo dei sordi"
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“I have met with Dr Humberto Insolera a number of times when he visited Malta, and I have followed his valuable work very often. Dr Insolera was a board member of the European Union of the Deaf (EUD) for 8 years and is currently on the Board of Directors as well as the Executive Committee of the European Disability Forum (EDF). He is contesting for the Presidency of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) in July 2019 in Paris, France. I can vouch for his nomination. His work, which he does wholeheartedly, is a testament to his loyalty towards the Deaf Community. Good luck, you have my full support!! #HumbertoForPresidentWFD" - Annabelle Xerri - Vice President of Deaf People Association Malta and  Chairperson of Maltese Sign Language Council (LSM)
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“I have had many opportunities to meet Humberto in meetings at the National Institution for the Deaf (Ente Nazionale Sordi - ENS) in Rome and in numerous national and international conferences. Humberto is a true leader within the deaf community and for all people with disabilities for his incredible preparation, seriousness, commitment and moral rigor. I also very much appreciate his skills as a speaker, his ideas are always well motivated, clear and informative, but also attractive and passionate! I think that Humberto is the perfect President for the WFD, I couldn't imagine anyone better!" - Olga Capirci - Head of "Language and Communication Across Modalities" (LaCAM) Lab, ISTC CNR, ITALY
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“I remember Humberto to have been among the early advocates for having a UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  It was not easy doing this at the complex global stage but his ardent passion for seeing this happen and establishing universal recognition of such rights was representative of the clamor of concerned peoples all over the world. Since then, Humberto has blossomed into various leadership positions. I’m confident he is most prepared for this task of being President of the World Federation for the Deaf. He has the capacity to act as a bridge to bring stakeholders together and that virtue is going to be very valuable for the position." - Ivy Banzon, Director for Africa Affairs in the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and former human rights and social issues expert, Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations
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#HumbertoForPresidentWFD is the right choice at the right moment in the right place. I had the pleasure to meet Humberto during my past European Parliament's mandate and to experience his strenght, his competence and his dedication.
I'm sure that WFD can only improve its efiiciency with such a President. The way to win the battle for equal rights for people with disabilities is still a long one. I hope that WFD wil go through it with Humberto Insolera."
- Erminia Mazzoni - Former Member of European Parliament
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"El 8 de Noviembre de 2018 tuvimos la oportunidad de compartir en Argentina una reunión de intercambio de acciones y políticas públicas en el INADI con organismos del Estado y la participación de la Confederación Argentina de Sordos. En esa oportunidad tuvimos en Humberto un orador excelente que nos mostró su amplia visión y la realidad en el ámbito de las políticas relacionadas a la comunidad Sorda en general, junto a Markku Jokinen y Alfredo Gómez Fernández. Este encuentro fue decisivo para avanzar en el respeto de las personas Sordas y garantizar políticas de inclusión e igualdad en derechos esta en el trabajo articulado de organismos del Estado en todos los niveles con la CAS, órgano máximo representante de la comunidad Sorda y sus asociaciones afiliadas, con un enfoque en desarrollar la base fundamental para trabajar en la Ley que reconozca a nuestra Lengua de Señas Argentina como idioma oficial, y la importancia del trabajo articulado y profesionalización de los intérpretes de Lengua de Señas Argentina. Queremos destacar las aptitudes y la idoneidad que encontramos en Humberto Insolera para que nos represente ante la WFD, ya que parte de su sangre es argentina y sabrá contemplar las necesidades de la región, dada su experiencia y caudal de conocimientos que lo definen como nuestro candidato ideal." Enzo Rizzi - Presidente de la Confederación Argentina de Sordos - CAS
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"Humberto, I would like to share the reasons why I support your candidacy as WFD president. I know you since 2009 through the  EUD Board elections and have worked with you for 8 years on the EUD board. While working with you, I was impressed with your in depth knowledge of the UNCRDP both on how it was developed and the content. Moreover,  you have high level experience and knowledge in politics. It is always a pleasure to work with you because you have a great teamwork spirit, great principles, and ideologies about deaf rights. In addition, with your work at the European Disability Forum on the executive board, I see this has brought you broad and varied perspectives i.e. not only limited to deaf people. You have my support for your candidature as WFD president because you can bring a new vision, a new future, and new spirit to WFD. WFD will need new faces, new power, and new actions. Therefore I support you Humberto!" - Gergely Tapolczai - Member of Hungary Parliament
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"He tenido la suerte de conocer a Humberto y su trabajo en estos últimos años en el Comité Ejecutivo del Foro Europeo de la Discapacidad, en donde hemos trabajado juntos por los derechos de las personas con discapacidad de Europa. Desde el primer momento, he valorado de él su profesionalidad y rigor por los asuntos de la comunicación y el acceso a la información, pero, sobre todo, por su verdadera voluntad de no dejar a nadie atrás. Humberto, muchas suerte en estas importantes elecciones.” - Ana Peláez Narváez
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”Congratulations on your run for President of WFD. I had Humberto in my Dynamics of Oppression class several years ago. He was among the wonderful student who understood fast and was eager to learn more. He was very sensitive to different people, appreciating their experience and that they were willing to share it with him and his classmates. One of most respectful students I had. I can see where he would work well with different populations all over the world. No one will regret the selection, not once. Good luck!” - MJ Bienvenu - University Professor, ASL and Deaf Studies - Gallaudet university
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”I have known Humberto Insolera for several years, since he attended Gallaudet University on a Fulbright Fellowship. He and I have stayed in touch fairly regularly since he returned to Italy and it has been a pleasure for me to watch him grow personally and professionally.  If I had so summarize what I know about Humberto in a word, it would be leader.  He is a leader.  More, he is the kind of leader who listens and leans and leads collaboratively.   He is a candidate for the presidency of the World Federation of the Deaf and would be outstanding in that role.  People in the disability community have a great deal of respect for him as do people in the deaf community.  WFD will be stronger with his leadership - I. King Jordan, President Emeritus, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, USA 
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”I met Humberto in the negotiations that led to the CRPD in 2006, he was an outstanding advocate and made a great contribution as part of a grupo of activists and diplomats who worked tirelessly to make sure we got the best Convention that it was at all possible at that particular time. I deeply respect him and am thankful for the many conversations we had that broadened my understanding of many complex issues at play in those negotiations and since then, in its implementation. I am sure Humberto will be a remarkable leader, all the best for the Presidency campaign!” - Minister Luz Melón, lead negotiator for Argentina during the CRPD 
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”My name is Robert David Hillier. In January 2006, I was a delegate for New Zealand at the United Nations Seventh Ad Hoc Committee in New York for the CRPD. I am a hearing person with very limited sign language skills. On several occasions, I met with Humberto Insolera. Humberto taught me an enormous amount about being Deaf and the Deaf Community world-wide. Unhesitatingly, I support his nomination.”
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