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January 2020

WDSD videos 2020

January 1 - March 31

#WDSD20 video project We have teamed up again with Down TV to provide a global meeting point for all #WorldDownSyndromeDay videos. When you have completed and uploaded your videos to your favourite platform, make sure you take the extra step to upload them to DOWN TV – World Down Syndrome Day How to take part Film your video and upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or Dalealplay. Go to the Down TV website and complete the form here. Make sure you…

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Call to action 2020

January 1 - March 31

"We Decide" All people with Down syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to or affecting their lives. Effective and meaningful participation is a core human rights principle supported by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The reality today The reality today is that prevailing negative attitudes, low expectations, discrimination and exclusion, ensure that people with Down syndrome are left behind and do not have opportunities to participate fully in…

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World events 2020

January 1 - May 31

Welcome to our WORLD EVENTS section! This is where you can find out about WDSD related events and activities taking place in your world region/country on and around World Down Syndrome Day 21 March 2020. We work with groups and organisations across the world to share local and national campaigns, events and activities. You can submit your WDSD 2020 event using the form at the bottom of this page so that we can promote them here on our website as…

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March 2020

WDSD Geneva 2020

March 19 - March 20
United Nations – Geneva, Palais des Nations
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
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"We Decide" Down Syndrome International (DSi) is organising another event at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva for World Down Syndrome Day 2020. We want to give people with Down syndrome an opportunity to speak up on the theme "We Decide" to members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, government officials, and civil society representatives. Please note that the date of the event is likely to be Thursday 19 March-Friday 20 March due to WDSD falling on…

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WDSD New York 2020

March 20
United Nations – New York, 46th St & 1st Ave
New York, NY 10017 United States

Down Syndrome International (DSi) will be returning to the United Nations headquarters in New York for the World Down Syndrome Day Conference 2020.  Please note that the date of the event is Friday 20 March due to WDSD falling on a Saturday. "We decide" The theme for the 2020 conference is "We Decide" - ensuring full participation of people with Down syndrome through accessible information and communication, good support and inclusive consultation. The overall aims of the event will be to:…

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Lots of socks 2020

March 21

We want to get the world talking about WDSD on 21 March 2020! How can you help? By wearing LOTS OF SOCKS! But not just any socks... wear our official #LotsOfSocks socks, other brightly coloured socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock… even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. If you do not normally wear socks, wear them! Wear them at home, nursery, school, college, university, work, play, travel, on holiday…wherever you will be on 21 March! Make sure to take pictures…

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