As part of the preparations of the Emirates Down Syndrome Association to host the World Down Syndrome Congress – “Dubai 2021”, which is being held “remotely” under the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, His Excellency Hessa bint Issa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development on the latest developments and arrangements related to hosting the event to be held during the period from 18-20 November 2021.
During her meeting with the Organizing Committee of the World Down Syndrome Congress – “Dubai 2021”, she listened to Dr. Manal Jarour, President of Congress, who presented the latest developments in the hosting and arrangements made by the National Organizing Committee with the Down Syndrome International Organization (DSi) in the United Kingdom, to ensure a better Achievements in promoting successful and influential experiences and practices in supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome in the World Down Syndrome Congress «Dubai – 2021».
Dr. Manal Jaarour, President of the Congress and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Down Syndrome Association, confirmed that winning the hosting of the World Down Syndrome Congress for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa came as a result of the efforts made by the association in upgrading the quality services provided to people of determination and for the attention given by the state, represented by the wise leadership, to the people of determination. Enthusiasm.
Dubai hosts more than 1,200 experts, specialists and researchers, as well as people with Down syndrome and their families. Her Excellency Hessa bint Issa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, received the banner of hosting the World Congress, during the thirteenth session of the Congress in Glasgow, Scotland in 2018. Participants in the Congress will address a number of developments and enrich ongoing research in a range of areas related to Down syndrome, including Health, education, employment, standards of living, social and legal protection, and social and cultural integration.