World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on 21 March every year.

On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organise and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

The WDSD website, which we manage, is a hub of activity taking place around 21 March each year.

Visit the WDSD website


Here's what we do for WDSD...

A call to action each year, based on a theme and with resources, to help you advocate for the rights of people with Down syndrome on 21 March.
We provide a global hub for WDSD world events on the website and on Facebook.
We organise the WDSD Conference at United Nations HQ in New York and a side event to the Human Rights Council at the UN in Geneva.
We coordinate the #lotsofsocks campaign. People all over the world wear socks, t-shirts or brightly coloured clothing to draw attention to 21 March. You can even buy official items from our shop!
We organise a global video sharing event, with people and organisations around the world taking part.
We run dedicated WDSD Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. #worlddownsyndromeday
We give out WDSD Awards in the year before the next World Down Syndrome Congress.

Visit the WDSD website