United Nations Resolution on World Down Syndrome Day

On 19 December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (A/RES/66/149). The General Assembly decided, with effect from 2012, to observe World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March each year, and invites all Member States, relevant organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to observe World Down Syndrome Day in an appropriate manner, in order to raise public awareness of Down syndrome.

For further information visit the United Nations World Down Syndrome Day WEBSITE PAGES.

To read Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's 2014 World Down Syndrome Day message CLICK HERE.