The World Down Syndrome Congress was inaugurated under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed

Mansour bin Mohammed: The UAE provides people with the necessities of a decent life

  • HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

  • Hessa bint Issa Buhumaid: "We support people of determination to cross into many great dreams and aspirations."

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His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People of Determination, affirmed the UAE’s keenness to provide comprehensive care, health and educational services of quality, and to guarantee the rights of people of determination, in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State. And the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who chose the name “People of Determination” in appreciation of their determination, determination and perseverance.

His Highness said that the UAE has always worked to guarantee the full rights of human beings, and to provide them with the necessities of a decent life and the means of happiness, so the country was the first to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People of Determination, embodying the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, by making (Dubai a friendly city for all), by ensuring equal opportunities and achieving equality for all.

This came during the inauguration of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the World Down Syndrome Congress Dubai 2021, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, and hosted remotely by the Emirates Down Syndrome Association. For the first time in the Middle East and North Africa, with the participation of more than 1,500 experts, specialists, researchers, people with Down syndrome and their families, and members of the International Down Syndrome Organization from all over the world.

Hessa bint Issa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, said, "It is a source of pride that the UAE will host the Dubai 2021 World Down Syndrome Congress, this important global event, which enjoys the generous sponsorship of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and we are pleased to be part of Supporting and motivating the Emirates Down Syndrome Association, and the great global interaction with this Congress in particular, which is being held by default, after winning its hosting in the UAE during the past year 2020, but it has been postponed to this year, due to the developments that the world has witnessed in light of the repercussions of the (Covid-) pandemic. 19).

She added, "Despite all circumstances, we are keen to meet, dialogue, interact and integrate for the sake of people with Down syndrome, with our constant quest to be for them a support and a bridge of trust. We support them with their parents to cross into many great dreams and aspirations." They deserve it, are worthy of it, and are able to achieve it.”

Tomorrow, Congress sessions will continue remotely via video communication technology, with a rich agenda presented by a prominent group of people with different expertise and specializations, including doctors, academics and researchers, to present the most important and latest developments and research during the last three years in the main areas related to people with Down syndrome, which include health, education Employment, adequate standard of living, social protection, legal recognition, participation in public and independent life, in addition to social and cultural integration, sports participation, and others.

Regional and global achievements

The President of the Congress and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Down Syndrome Association, Dr. Manal Jaarour, stated that amid the achievements that the UAE is achieving regionally and globally, thanks to the leadership's vision, and its results in the UAE's obtaining first places in many indicators concerned with people and their happiness, the UAE has strengthened its position in the arena. International, and consolidating its role as a leading humanitarian model at the regional and global levels.

She added that the convening of the Dubai World Down Syndrome Congress 2021 comes to keep pace with the great ambitions of the UAE and its leadership, to be a forerunner in the distinguished global achievements in the field of people of determination, to bring knowledge, to present the most important and latest scientific research, and best scientific practices in the field of Down syndrome, and to upgrade services according to the latest The developments and scientific research that serve people of determination with the syndrome, noting that the Congress program will provide an opportunity to exchange and share the latest trends and the most important topics, in addition to the success stories of people with Down syndrome.

Mansour bin Mohammed:


• «The UAE is always working to guarantee full human rights».

• 1500 experts, specialists, researchers, people with Down syndrome and their families participate in the World Congress.

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