The theme of #WDSD19 is “Leave No One Behind”. The theme is taken from the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable development; a global plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.

All people with Down syndrome should have opportunities to live fulfilling lives and to be included on a full and equal basis with others across all aspects of society but the reality today is very different. People with Down syndrome face negative attitudes, low expectations, discrimination and exclusion.

On World Down Syndrome Day, Down Syndrome International (DSi), along with members of the Down syndrome community, will be at the United Nations in both Geneva and New York to speak to key stakeholders in Education and Employment to tell them how they can #LeaveNoOneBehind.

You can support our campaign:

Follow the action from the WDSD Conference on our social media pages and watch the live broadcasts too.

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Tell the world what we should be doing to enable people with Down syndrome to live fulfilling lives. Share your views on social media using the hashtag #LeaveNoOneBehind

Watch and share World Down Syndrome Day 2019 videos on Down TV - You might even like to make a video of your own!

Down TV

Wear #LotsOfSocks - Whether you wear lots of socks, mismatched socks or your craziest pair, people will ask you about them and you can tell them that you are supporting people with Down syndrome. Share a photo of your socks on social media with the hashtag #LotsOfSocks and encourage your friends to join in too.

You can read more about our Call To Action on our website.


Have a great World Down Syndrome Day!