World Down Syndrome Day Conference – March 21

Americas, March 6 2016

The United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day on December 19, 2011.

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The World Down Syndrome Day Conference will be organized by Down Syndrome International and co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Australia, Brazil, India,  Iran, Israel, Japan, Mongolia, Poland and Singapore, UNICEF and UN DESA, and the International Disability Alliance (IDA).

The panellists will include self-advocates with Down syndrome, family members and friends with personal insight of inclusion within their communities, Government and UN officials, experts and civil society participants. The discussion will cover the importance of including children and adults with Down syndrome and the benefits to them, their families and communities.

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