Join us, wherever you are, for World Down Syndrome Day at the United Nations.

On Friday 19th March at 2:30 PM CET (1:30 PM UTC) we will host our annual side event as a virtual event.

You can join us online from your smart phone or computer.

#CONNECT - Ensuring all people with Down syndrome can #CONNECT and participate on an equal basis

This event will enable self-advocates with Down syndrome to reach out to members of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, government officials, and civil society representatives.

The focus of the event will be ensuring all persons with Down syndrome can #CONNECT and participate on an equal basis with others.

Following remarks from representatives of Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva, our guest speaker Sir Robert Martin together with self-advocates from around the world will share their views, knowledge and personal experiences of #CONNECT (connecting) during COVID -19.

They will discuss the importance of connecting, the barriers they have found and the solutions they have developed.

Down Syndrome International is grateful to our sponsors the Permanent Missions of Brazil, Israel and the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Geneva.


Other events you might be interested in:

Virtual WDSD Conference in New York

National Representatives with Down Syndrome event

Find out what else is happening on World Down Syndrome Day:

World Down Syndrome Day