Saturday, 12 November 2011

World Down Syndrome Day adopted by UN

The international petition recently circulated by Down Syndrome International has been successful in convincing the United Nations to officially recognise World Down Syndrome Day (21st March) from 2012.

The petition collected well over 10,000 signatures from 87 nations.  Brazil sponsored the vote at the UN 'third committee', that was adopted by consensus yesterday in New York, and will be confirmed in the UN General Assembly in December.

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