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January 2019

Lots of socks 2019

January 1, 2019 - March 21, 2019

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, 2019 - March 21, 2019

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, 2019 - March 21, 2019

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, 2019 - March 21, 2019

"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, 2019 - March 21, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2019 @ 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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January 2020

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WDSD videos 2020

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

#WDSD20 video project Thank you to everyone who has submitted a video for the #WDSD20 video project. You can add your own video too. Follow the instructions below in "How to take part". All of these fantastic and inspiring videos are available to watch on DOWN TV – World Down Syndrome Day #WeDecide – DSi members video project For #WDSD20, DSi asked our national members to produce and send us videos based on our call to action “We Decide”. All…

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Call to action 2020

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

"We Decide" All people with Down syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to or affecting their lives. Effective and meaningful participation is a core human rights principle supported by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The reality today The reality today is that prevailing negative attitudes, low expectations, discrimination and exclusion, ensure that people with Down syndrome are left behind and do not have opportunities to participate fully in…

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World events 2020

January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Welcome to our WORLD EVENTS section! Thank you to everyone who has shared events for 2020. In the current circumstances, with Covid-19 unfortunately limiting activities in many areas, we thank you all for your resilience and determination to carry on raising awareness in new and innovative ways. Some events have been postponed to a later date and those events can still be found in the Global events listings below. If you would like us to add your event or to…

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Official #LotsOfSocks 2020

Lots of socks 2020

January 1, 2020 - October 12, 2020

Get people talking... about Down syndrome In order to get people talking about Down syndrome, we ask our supporters to wear Lots Of Socks. These might be mismatched socks, your craziest socks or even 3 socks on each foot! Whatever it takes to get people to ask you about them. For World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March every year, people all around the world wear Lots Of Socks with pride and share photos across social media.  A HUGE thank…

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