Increasing Understanding Of The Down Syndrome

The United Nations has recognized March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), a day dedicated to raising awareness of the condition worldwide.

Describe the Down syndrome: 

A person with Down syndrome (also known as trisomy 21) possesses an extra chromosome. In the body, chromosomes are “packages” of genes. They control how a baby’s body develops and how it works.There are around 800 births every year with Down syndrome. Down syndrome develops spontaneously; its origin is unknown. In most cases, intellectual and physical handicap, as well as related health problems, are caused by down syndrome.

World Down Syndrome Day: 

The UN General Assembly established 21 March to be “World Down Syndrome Day” (WDSD) in December 2011.
On this day, individuals with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them organize and take part in activities and events throughout the world to increase public awareness and forge a single, united voice in support of the rights, inclusion, and well-being of those with Down syndrome.
We provide information on international events and activities on the official WDSD website, which DSi designed and maintains.
The DSi Network campaign and our involvement with UN initiatives are part of our commitment to WDSD.