On Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th March, join DSi online as we host our 10th annual World Down Syndrome Day Conference as a series of virtual events.


Session 1 - 10th World Down Syndrome Day Conference - Opening and launch - #CONNECT

In session 1, we will look at the importance of #CONNECT (connecting) for people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting exacerbation of inequalities.

We will identify barriers and solutions to connecting to inform COVID-19 recovery plans and to build a future where connecting is possible on an equal basis with others.

Broadcast live on Wednesday 17 March 2021 10:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM UTC.

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SESSION 1 PROGRAMME

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Session 2 - 10th World Down Syndrome Day Conference - The importance of inclusion and connection in education - barriers, solutions and COVID-19

Session 2 will explore the vision of inclusive education, the challenges faced in its realisation and the effect of COVID-19 on education around the world.

We will see experiences, information and examples of good practice in inclusive education during COVID-19 and innovative strategies for inclusive education during the COVID-19 recovery and beyond.

Broadcast live on Thursday 18 March 2021 10:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM UTC

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SESSION 2 PROGRAMME

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Session 3 - 10th World Down Syndrome Day Conference - How to #CONNECT - barriers and solutions for people with Down syndrome

Connections are key for people with Down syndrome to lead full, meaningful lives and to enable them to fully participate in all aspects of life. Connections enable others to hear their voice.

Session 3 will showcase good examples of connecting and what it can achieve. Solutions to connecting and innovative projects for removing barriers in the future with be showcased.

Broadcast live on Friday 19 March 2021 11:00 AM EDT / 3:00 PM UTC

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SESSION 3 PROGRAMME

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Speakers will include people with Down syndrome, supporters and advocates, government and UN officials and NGO representatives. They will share their experiences, knowledge and expertise, bringing perspectives from around the world.

The WDSD Conference is organised by DSi. We are grateful to our sponsors the Permanent Missions of Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and Poland to the United Nations in New York and to UNICEF and International Disability Alliance.


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

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY