Thursday, 9 March 2017

Queensland teen headed to speak at UN


#MyVoiceMyCommunity -  6th World Down Syndrome Day Conference, New York
Location: Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA 
Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017 - 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm 
Theme: #MyVoiceMyCommunity - Enabling people with Down syndrome to speak up, be heard and influence government policy and action, to be fully included in the community 

A Redcliffe (Brisbane) teenager is on her way to New York after being invited to speak at the United Nations. Olivia Hargroder has Down syndrome and aims to encourage the global community to deliver better services for people like her ...
Rhea Abraham, 7News Sydney, 7 March 2017
  • Down Syndrome Queensland commented on Facebook: 'We are immensely proud of Olivia and will follow her journey! We know she will be a wonderful speaker and advocate'.
  • The first link in this post is to a 2016 article about Olivia.

#MyVoiceMyCommunity - Geneva eventDown Syndrome International is delighted to be organising an event at the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland for the first time in 2017. 

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