WDSD Geneva 2018

"What I bring to my community"

For World Down Syndrome Day, Down Syndrome International will be supporting people with Down syndrome to speak up about their rights at the United Nations in Geneva.

The event will take place over two days:

20 March - Preparatory workshop for persons with Down syndrome and advocates

21 March - Event at the Palais des Nations, the home of the United Nations Office in Geneva. An opportunity for people with Down syndrome to speak up on the theme "What I bring to my community".

We will reach out to UN Member State government representatives and UN officials, to ensure that they see how people with Down syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions to the community throughout their lives.

We hope to encourage these key stakeholders to disseminate this message, bring about positive change and ensure people with Down syndrome have opportunities to contribute and have their human rights guaranteed.


Register Here (no charge)


The event in Geneva is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN in Geneva.

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For more information please contact DSi's International Office.


We look forward to meeting you in Geneva!

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