In March we organised the 8th WDSD Conference at UN HQ in New York and the 3rd side event at the Human Rights Council, UN, Geneva, Switzerland. 

2019 conference theme "Leave no one behind"

A draft copy of our international Education Guidelines was formally presented to a senior representative of UNICEF at the conference in New York.

EDUCATION GUIDELINES

In June we returned to Nigeria to offer further self-advocacy training supported by our newly recruited Self-Advocate Fellow George Basil Okudi.

We also visited Bangladesh to deliver self-advocacy training.

BANGLADESH SELF-ADVOCACY

In August the DSi Board members and staff meet to review our strategy and plan for the years ahead.

In September we visited the UAE to deliver self-advocacy training ahead of the 14th World Down Syndrome Congress which will be held in Dubai in November 2020.

UAE SELF-ADVOCACY

In October we launched a fundraising project to enable the Rwanda Down Syndrome Organisation (RDSO) to train family members and teachers in Rwanda to support the development of children with Down syndrome.

RWANDA EARLY DEVELOPMENT

Also in October we visited Kosovo to deliver self-advocacy training.

KOSOVO SELF-ADVOCACY