Petition Letter

Dear Secretary-General,

Hear us as we speak with one voice about human rights, healthcare and education. We, the undersigned, are just the few of estimated over 100 million people living, working, taking care of children across the world with this neglected disease, vitiligo.

We contribute to every single industry and culture in the world. We are the rich and the poor. We are the face of the entire all neglected disease community. You find us in schools, hospitals, on TV and movies screens, sport arenas, and churches, while many went into seclusion and voluntary isolation from society.

Although vitiligo daily has destroyed the lives of millions of individuals since recorded history, predominantly in the developing world, there is no cure in sight. But few diseases give rise to more fear and loathing than vitiligo, especially in dark-skinned people, in whom it can be strikingly prominent. And because it is not contagious or life-threatening, we often receive no support whatsoever from our national healthcare systems.

Thus, I support the initiative 25June and respectfully require the United Nations to

1. Urgently pursue multilateral efforts in vitiligo healthcare and education, and to

2. Designate June 25 as the World Vitiligo Day.

Mr. Secretary-General, please hear our voice. We know you can encourage Member States to respect our rights. Please pursue policies supportive of neglected disease collaboration, vitiligo in particular. This is central to the human rights and personal dignity of millions of women, men and children on this Earth.

Yours in health and freedom,

Why Is It Important

There are a lot of people who don't want you to stand up for your rights and demand a cure. They say vitiligo is not life threatening and not contagious, and you must embrace a life of a pariah, hiding yourself from sunlight and from the society.

Vitiligo is an under-researched disease resulting in milky white skin patches on the skin. The breadth and complexity of the disease require international collaboration in therapy development. The severity of the disease calls for national healthcare support.

So, speak up for your condition and your rights. Sign the letter to tell the UN Secretary-General that you want recognition and support. It would be appreciated if you could give every member of your family or group an opportunity for signing.

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  • 485593) Наталья Данилкина, Ростов-на-Дону, Россия, , 08/21/2014 10:07
  • 485592) Елизавета Некрасова, Тверь, Россия, , 08/21/2014 10:05
  • 485591) Марита Шогенова, Нальчик, Россия, , 08/21/2014 10:02
  • 485590) Зоя Куклина, Москва, Россия, , 08/21/2014 10:01
  • 485589) Антон Герасимовский, Москва, Россия, , 08/21/2014 10:00
  • 485588) Валерий Волгин, Москва, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:59
  • 485587) Тулеубике Оспанова, Шымкент, Казахстан, , 08/21/2014 09:58
  • 485586) Райхан Актаева, Шымкент, Казахстан, , 08/21/2014 09:57
  • 485585) Зиля Султанова, Уфа, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:56
  • 485584) Роза Ибраева, Югра, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:55
  • 485583) Лейла Кашлаева, Москва, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:54
  • 485582) Людмила Мишина, Майкоп, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:53
  • 485581) Philippe GERVASONI, Lyon, France, autre, 08/21/2014 09:53
  • 485580) Арменул Устян, Москва, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:52
  • 485579) Станислава Дементьева, Химки, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:51
  • 485578) Рифат Сайбурханов, Москва, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:50
  • 485577) Павел Белков, Москва, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:49
  • 485576) Мадлен Паймоп, Москва, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:48
  • 485575) Анна Павлова, Санкт-Петербург, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:47
  • 485574) Рахиля Гасанова, Москва, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:46
  • 485573) Татьяна Бешева, Курск, Россия, , 08/21/2014 09:45
  • 485572) Елена Калпакчи, Тирасполь, Молдова, Экономист, 08/21/2014 08:22
  • 485571) Privacy Protection, 08/20/2014 17:45
  • 485570) Sylvia DelaCerna, Torrance, USA, Student, 08/20/2014 15:17
  • 485569) Julie Brown, London, Canada, Manager, 08/20/2014 14:16
  • 485568) Privacy Protection, 08/20/2014 10:44
  • 485567) Lida D., Thessaloniki, Greece, , 08/20/2014 10:33
  • 485566) Adam Valentina, Caransebes, Romania, , 08/20/2014 09:30
  • 485565) Nishaila Porter, Boston , United States, Student , 08/20/2014 07:47
  • 485564) Karen Noseworthy, St.John's, Canada, , 08/20/2014 01:08
  • 485563) kemal dilek, istanbul, Turkey, , 08/19/2014 18:13
  • 485562) Tommie Daniel, Warrior, United States, Office Manager, 08/19/2014 14:19
  • 485561) Oana-Mihaela Musat, Constanta, Romania, Student/Photographer, 08/19/2014 13:52
  • 485560) byung wook jin, kyungsan, south korea, real eastate, 08/19/2014 13:11
  • 485559) Privacy Protection, 08/19/2014 10:34
  • 485558) jaeil jang, bucheon, South korea, Sales Rep, 08/19/2014 09:25
  • 485557) Privacy Protection, 08/19/2014 07:39
  • 485556) Alba Villarroel, Monterrey, Mexico, Psicologa clinica, 08/19/2014 04:48
  • 485555) 蒋 文华, 杭州市西湖区, 中国, IT, 08/19/2014 02:53
  • 485554) taillefond Emilie , Marignane , france, , 08/18/2014 23:11
  • 485553) Alexandre costa goncalves, clichy, france, autre, 08/18/2014 21:22
  • 485552) Eneida Santos pio, clichy, france, autre, 08/18/2014 21:19
  • 485551) Adriana Duque, Providence, Providence, Legal Assistant, 08/18/2014 19:52
  • 485550) Rosemarie Nobrega, Providence, United States, Legal Assistant, 08/18/2014 19:50
  • 485549) Aria Crowel, Norman, USA, Sales, 08/18/2014 16:17
  • 485548) JooWon Kim, PuSan, South Korea, Sales Rep, 08/18/2014 11:06
  • 485547) Privacy Protection, 08/18/2014 10:59
  • 485546) byeongyong jeon, daejeon, south korea, public official, 08/17/2014 22:58
  • 485545) Eunmi cho, daejeon, south korea, public official, 08/17/2014 22:56
  • 485544) Kenny Crowel, Norman, United States , Education, 08/17/2014 22:10

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