About the UN
To this ends the UN also provides a forum for its members to express their views. The hope in having a forum that is in its essence, a microcosm of the world we live in, is to encourage discussion in fostering cooperation regarding issues affecting our world. The millennial goals of the UN include, 1) Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. 2.) Achieve universal primary education. 3.) Promote gender equality. 4.) Reduce child mortality. 5.) Improve maternal health. 6.) Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. 7.) Ensure environmental sustainability. And 8.) Global partnership for development.
About World Down Syndrome Day
Inclusion is a way of life, a way of looking at the world in a way that allows one to see the value in everyone. World Down Syndrome Day provided the UN an opportunity to see how treating persons with Down syndrome with the respect and value they deserve they are exercising the heart of why the UN is in existence. Raising Expectations for ourselves and those around us.