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ABOUT WDSC 2020
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Crown Prince Of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai executive council, Emirates Down syndrome Association is hosting the World Down syndrome Congress (WDSC) 2020, which will be held in the Dubai World Trade Center in November 2020. This is the first event of its kind to be held in the Middle East and North Africa. In a global phenomenon, the WDSC will bring together an anticipated 1,200 delegates including people with Down syndrome, their families and advocates, experts, specialists experts, specialists and researchers in the field of Down syndrome.

The congress will discuss significant developments and quality research in recent years in key areas of global relevance to people with Down syndrome. Topics of interest will include health, education, employment, sports, recreation and leisure. Focus will be on human rights based issues (in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability (UNCRPD)) such as ensuring adequate standard of living, social protection, legal recognition, social and cultural inclusion and the right to live an independent life.

The WDSC is a global biennial event organised by Down syndrome International (DSi) and hosted by DSi National Representative Organisations in different locations around the world.

The Emirates Down Syndrome Association is hosting the World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) 2020, which will be held in the Dubai World Trade Center in November 2020. This is the first event of its kind to be held in the Middle East and North Africa. In a global phenomenon, the WDSC will bring together an anticipated 1,200 delegates including people with Down syndrome, their families and advocates, experts, specialists and researchers in the field of Down syndrome.
The congress will include recent significant developments, quality research in key areas of global relevance to people with Down syndrome.
Topics of interest will include health, education, employment, sports, recreation and leisure. Focus will be on human rights based issues (in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability (UNCRPD)) such as ensuring an adequate standard of living, social protection, legal recognition, social and cultural inclusion and the right to live an independent life.
The WDSC, the largest global congress for people with Down syndrome, is a family based event and an opportunity to share and hear their inspiring success stories, the challenges facing people with Down syndrome, and to gain knowledge and experience about self- advocacy, empowerment and social inclusion.
The UAE is hosting an event of such magnitude because of its remarkable history in international achievements. The continuous humanitarian initiatives and the direction from its prudent leaders to implement the latest standards by providing People of Determination with equal opportunities in all areas of life.
Period18 Nov 202120 Nov 2021
Event title14th World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC) 2021
Event typeConference
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Down syndrome
  • Disability
  • keynote