World Down Syndrome Day Commemorated in Pakistan

March 26, 2013

Pakistan Down Syndrome Association (PDSA) in collaboration with UNESCO commemorated World Down Syndrome Day in a local hotel in Karachi. A large number of activists for the Rights of Persons with Down syndrome, parents, representatives of media and Civil Society organizations participated at the event.

The United Nations has declared 21st March as ‘World Down Syndrome Day’ in 2012 and it was the first time that this day has been celebrated in Pakistan by UNESCO and Pakistan Down Syndrome Association. PDSA is linked with Down Syndrome International- DSI, which is globally engaged in raising awareness about the rights of people with Down syndrome.