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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petition signatures

  • 498790) Larnce Gilmer, Forest , USA , , 08/30/2015 17:15
  • 498789) Ildikó Kovácsné Szabó, Ópusztaszer, Hungary, nurse, 08/30/2015 15:08
  • 498788) Nelli Nikolett Kovács, Ópusztaszer, Hungary, tax adminisztrator, 08/30/2015 15:06
  • 498787) DEEPANSHU GURNANI, ALWAR, India, doctor, 08/30/2015 09:10
  • 498786) Andre Joachim Jr, DeKalb, United States, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor, 08/30/2015 00:05
  • 498785) Anastasia Roybal, Colorado Springs, usa, , 08/29/2015 18:11
  • 498784) David Roybal, Colorado Springs, usa, , 08/29/2015 18:07
  • 498783) Janine Roybal, Colorado Springs, USA, , 08/29/2015 18:04
  • 498782) Pavlovic Necudadam, Belgrade, Serbia, Student, 08/29/2015 17:43
  • 498781) Kristina Eckstein, Bucyrus, U.S., Homemaker, 08/29/2015 13:18
  • 498780) Privacy Protection, 08/29/2015 00:35
  • 498779) Privacy Protection, 08/28/2015 23:17
  • 498778) federica baldi, sale, italy, , 08/28/2015 22:14
  • 498777) Privacy Protection, 08/27/2015 23:45
  • 498776) Privacy Protection, 08/27/2015 22:47
  • 498775) Privacy Protection, 08/27/2015 21:19
  • 498774) Éva Szarvas, Békéscsaba, Hungary, Teacher, 08/27/2015 18:11
  • 498773) shuan Stafford, saint paul, usa, , 08/27/2015 12:15
  • 498772) Adrienn Orosz, Gyomro, Hungary, , 08/27/2015 06:24
  • 498771) Linda Maronova, Horne Myto, linda1341@citromail.hu, , 08/26/2015 18:22
  • 498770) Privacy Protection, 08/26/2015 13:02
  • 498769) Valerie Hamilton, Uxbridge, England, Account's Assistant, 08/26/2015 09:59
  • 498768) Privacy Protection, 08/26/2015 08:35
  • 498767) Privacy Protection, 08/25/2015 19:42
  • 498766) Edina Kertész, Budapest, Hungary, teacher, 08/25/2015 18:45
  • 498765) Tamás Platskó, Budapest, Hungary, , 08/25/2015 16:18
  • 498764) Anikó Bándi, Budapest, Hungary, , 08/25/2015 16:17
  • 498763) Karen Wren, Maidstone, United Kingdom, Project Manager , 08/25/2015 16:14
  • 498762) Privacy Protection, 08/25/2015 16:07
  • 498761) Csilla Kulcsar, Dunaharaszti, Hungary, , 08/25/2015 14:16
  • 498760) Pifkóné Táborita Bernadett, Parádsasvár, Hungary, , 08/25/2015 13:57
  • 498759) sasan ameri, bandar abbas, Iran, , 08/25/2015 12:25
  • 498758) Éva Simon, Parád, Hungary, teacher, 08/25/2015 12:20
  • 498757) Gergely Pilisi, Gyomro, Hungary, System Engineer, 08/25/2015 11:23
  • 498756) Denisa Meszaros, Dunajska Streda, Slovakia, , 08/25/2015 06:36
  • 498755) Hamar Sándorné, Taksony, Magyarország, , 08/25/2015 06:18
  • 498754) Celeste Dimichina, Vancouver, USA, administration , 08/25/2015 00:19
  • 498753) MICHAEL LAMPTEY, ACCRA, GHANA, BROADCAST JOURNALIST, 08/24/2015 20:48
  • 498752) Tamasne Csiki, Szekszard, Hungary, , 08/24/2015 18:55
  • 498751) Vass Lajos, Budapest, Magyarország, Geodéta, 08/24/2015 18:28
  • 498750) Lovas Mária, Budapest, Magyarország, , 08/24/2015 18:24
  • 498749) Roberta Vigano, Milan, Italy, , 08/24/2015 15:03
  • 498748) Hajnalka Szeker, Budapest, Hungary, , 08/24/2015 14:53
  • 498747) Lola Skellington, Budapest, Hungary, Student, 08/24/2015 14:47
  • 498746) lacko zsani, komárno, szlovákia, , 08/24/2015 14:37
  • 498745) Krisztina Fejes, Gyomro, Hungary, , 08/24/2015 13:39
  • 498744) Tünde Zsolnai, Budapest, Hungary, Ápoló, 08/24/2015 12:58
  • 498743) Bettina Bedics, Budapest, Hungary, Student, 08/24/2015 12:55
  • 498742) Takács Bálint, Pécs, Hungary, Mentőápoló hallgató, 08/24/2015 12:48
  • 498741) Privacy Protection, 08/24/2015 07:01

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