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January 2019

Lots of socks 2019

January 1 - March 21

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

What is World Down Syndrome Day? #WDSD19 video project Thank you to everyone who made a video for #WDSD19. You can view the videos using the links below. We have teamed up again 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…

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World events 2019

January 1 - March 21

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 for World Down Syndrome Day 21 March 2019. 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. Global events…

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Call to action 2019

January 1 - March 21

"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”. For World Down Syndrome Day 2019, CoorDown presents REASONS TO CELEBRATE, the international communication campaign developed in partnership with FCB México and SMALL. The reality…

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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 supported people with Down syndrome to speak up about employment at the United Nations in Geneva. We organised a side event to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Watch the event here...   Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 WDSD Conference at the UN in Geneva.  ...on social media WDSD Conference Facebook Page WDSD…

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WDSD New York 2019

March 21
NY United States

"Leave no one behind in education" This event took place at Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, United States on 21 March 2019 - 10am-6pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) Watch the recordings on UN Web TV Morning session:     Afternoon session:     Please note: you can follow the WDSD Conference in Spanish, Italian or Portuguese. Navigate to the video language menu. Select Spanish, Chinese (for Italian) or Arabic (for Portuguese). Speech by Marta Sodano, self-advocate representing…

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August 2019

Call for #LotsOfSocks 2020 ideas

August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Every year DSi designs the official World Down Syndrome Day #LotsOfSocks. We want your ideas for the 2020 design!

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