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January 2019

Lots of socks 2019

January 1 - March 21
DSi International Office, Langdon Down Centre, 2A Langdon Park
Teddington, TW11 9PS United Kingdom

We want to get the world talking about WDSD on 21 March 2019! How can you help? By wearing #LotsOfSocks! 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 and…

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WDSD videos 2019

January 1 - March 21
DSi International Office, Langdon Down Centre, 2A Langdon Park
Teddington, TW11 9PS United Kingdom

#WDSD19 Videos We know many of you will be getting ready to make videos for #WDSD19. We will once again be teaming up with Down TV to provide a global meeting point for all of #WorldDownSyndromeDay videos. When you have completed and uploaded your videos to your favourite platform, make sure you take the extra step to upload them here: DOWN TV - World Down Syndrome Day How to take part Film your video and upload it to YouTube, Vimeo…

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World events 2019

January 1 - March 21
DSi International Office, Langdon Down Centre, 2A Langdon Park
Teddington, TW11 9PS United Kingdom

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. We work with groups and organisations across the world to share local and national campaigns, events and activities. We do this through this website area, as well as through WDSD social media. We also share posts on social media with the hashtags #WorldDownSyndromeDay and #WDSD19. Publishing your events All you have to do is complete…

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Call to action 2019

January 1 - March 21
DSi International Office, Langdon Down Centre, 2A Langdon Park
Teddington, TW11 9PS United Kingdom

"Leave no one behind" All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to live fulfilling lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. The 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, a global plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, pledges that “no one will be left behind”. The reality today is that prevailing negative attitudes, low expectations, discrimination and exclusion, ensure that people with Down syndrome are left behind. There is a…

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March 2019

WDSD Geneva 2019

March 20 - March 21
United Nations – Geneva, Palais des Nations
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland

"Leave no one behind" For World Down Syndrome Day 2019, Down Syndrome International will support people with Down syndrome to speak up about their rights at the United Nations in Geneva. We will organise a side event to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event is aimed at providing self-advocates with Down syndrome with an opportunity to speak up about employment. There will be activities over 2 days: 20…

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WDSD New York 2019

March 21
United Nations – New York, 46th St & 1st Ave
New York, NY 10017 United States

"Leave no one behind in education" Join us Conference Room 2, UN Headquarters, United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, United States Online - UN Web TV  Time - 9.30am-2.30pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) Confirmed participants so far... Marta Sodano (self-advocate) - Italy (CoorDown) Penny Robertson - Australia (Down Syndrome International) Rhonda Faragher - Australia (Down Syndrome International) Tom Hehir - United States (Harvard Graduate School of Education - retired) Ignacio Calderón-Almendros - Spain (University of Malaga) Sue Swenson - United…

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