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"Changing stereotypes against people with Down syndrome: THE MEANING OF MONGOL"

"Changing stereotypes against people with Down syndrome: THE MEANING OF MONGOL"

Side event dedicated to the World Down Syndrome Day and CSW 60

"Changing stereotypes against people with Down syndrome: The Meaning of Mongol"


21 March 2016, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 7, GA Building, UNHQ


          In support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for people with disabilities and the UNICEF campaign to #ENDviolence against children and adolescents with disabilities and to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day, Permanent Mission of Mongolia together with Down Syndrome Association of Mongolia is hosting a CSW side event on changing stereotypes and discrimination against people with Down syndrome.

       The event will feature Uuganaa Ramsay, Mongolian author who has been exploring why her ethnicity is linked to Down's syndrome, a condition diagnosed in her late son. Uuganaa's book "Mongol" won Non-Fiction Book Award from the Scottish Association of Writers and she was awarded with the Scottish Asian Women’s Award For Achievement Against All Odds recognizing her achievements in the face of adversity and challenging circumstances. Following Mongol's publication, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service produced a radio documentary "The Meaning of Mongol."

For more information https://www.un.int/mongolia/sites/www.un.int/files/Mongolia/down_syndrome_side_event_4_1.pdf