WDSD Conference 2018

“What I bring to the workplace” 

Thank You

On Wednesday 21 March 2018, Down Syndrome International brought together people with Down syndrome, their supporters and advocates, senior representatives of major employers, experts in the field of disability employment, government and UN officials at United Nations Headquarters, New York.

Our aim was to reach out to key employment stakeholders to ensure they see the benefits of enabling people with Down syndrome and disabilities to make meaningful contributions in the workplace; then encourage these stakeholders to help us bring about positive change.    


For more information please contact DSi's International Office.

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019!

The World Down Syndrome Day Conference is an international conference held at United Nations Headquarters on or as close as possible to World Down Syndrome Day, organised by Down Syndrome International and sponsored each year by Permanent Missions of UN Member States and international agencies and non-governmental organisations. The Conference has a theme each year, which broadly aims to advance the human rights of persons with Down syndrome and disabilities, utilising the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and other human rights instruments. Speakers comprise a wide cross section from countries around the world and include professionals, advocates and self-advocates.

For further information on the UN CRPD visit the UN Enable website