On Friday 19th March, join us as we host our annual side event to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at United Nations Geneva, as a virtual event.


#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.

Broadcast live on Friday 19 March 2:30 PM CET / 1:30 PM UTC

Watch here

Session programme

Programme in plain language

This event is captioned in English


Down Syndrome International is grateful to our sponsors the Permanent Missions of Brazil, Israel and the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Geneva, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UN OHCHR) and to International Disability Alliance.


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