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

  • 485330) Paul Mountford, London, England, Music Teacher, 07/29/2014 18:16
  • 485329) Privacy Protection, 07/29/2014 18:14
  • 485328) Ryan Mitchell, Goole, England, Financial Advisor, 07/29/2014 16:14
  • 485327) Helena Alves, Vila Real, Portugal, , 07/29/2014 13:54
  • 485326) Yana Lebedeva, Almty, Kazahsan, , 07/29/2014 04:59
  • 485325) Ja'Les Edwards, Atlanta, USA, , 07/28/2014 23:45
  • 485324) tony graziano, Trazegnies, Belgium, unemployed person, 07/28/2014 18:45
  • 485323) Cassidy Ryznar, fort myers, usa, stylist, 07/28/2014 18:43
  • 485322) Privacy Protection, 07/28/2014 18:07
  • 485321) Carmen Jimenez, Malaga, Spain, Manufacturer, 07/28/2014 14:50
  • 485320) Sonia Trujillo, Malaga, Spain, Manager, 07/28/2014 14:49
  • 485319) Carmen Trujillo, Malaga, Spain, Student, 07/28/2014 14:47
  • 485318) Kristina Gillis , colorado springs , usa , dispatch manager , 07/28/2014 13:24
  • 485317) jérémie bruandet, Montpellier, france, étudiant, 07/28/2014 10:12
  • 485316) sandrine gaudini, vienne, france, , 07/28/2014 09:39
  • 485315) Guillaume VERNAUX, VILLEURBANNE, France, , 07/28/2014 09:24
  • 485314) Privacy Protection, 07/28/2014 01:04
  • 485313) swarna bhandarkar, mangalore, india, , 07/27/2014 16:44
  • 485312) shreyas kamath, mangalore, india, student, 07/27/2014 16:40
  • 485311) Luisa Powell, Concord , United States , Medical assistant , 07/27/2014 08:52
  • 485310) julien boucher, saint nazaire, france, , 07/27/2014 08:13
  • 485309) Maddie Singh, Miami, United States , , 07/26/2014 15:37
  • 485308) Shailesh Shukla, London, United Kingdom, , 07/26/2014 05:53
  • 485307) Privacy Protection, 07/26/2014 05:52
  • 485306) Slimane Boudraa, Ile-Bizard, Canada, Construction, 07/25/2014 20:07
  • 485305) Дмитрий Бутин, Москва, РФ, , 07/25/2014 12:39
  • 485304) Haider Razzaq, London, United Kingdom , Student , 07/25/2014 11:02
  • 485303) Aneta błażejczyk, słupno, poland, polish10, 07/25/2014 08:47
  • 485302) Privacy Protection, 07/25/2014 06:25
  • 485301) Karolis Vileisis, Vilnius, Lithuania, , 07/24/2014 20:47
  • 485300) Lesetja Sebopa, Gauteng, South Africa, Engineer, 07/24/2014 17:57
  • 485299) Christian Mesmin, Saint Junien, France, Responsable Sécurité, 07/24/2014 14:48
  • 485298) Celine Lieblich, Geneva, Switzerland, , 07/24/2014 10:27
  • 485297) Sebastien Lieblich, Geneva, Switzerland, , 07/24/2014 09:57
  • 485296) Ken Butler, Union, Usa, Law Enforcement, 07/23/2014 20:29
  • 485295) Jessica Butler, Union, USA , Elementary Teacher, 07/23/2014 20:20
  • 485294) Aloyzas Stanisauskis, Kaunas, Lithuania, , 07/23/2014 19:22
  • 485293) Augsute Stanisauskyte, Kaunas, Lithuania, , 07/23/2014 19:19
  • 485292) Renee Carnes, Elk Grove, USA, Analyst, 07/23/2014 16:59
  • 485291) Privacy Protection, 07/23/2014 12:06
  • 485290) Prashant Poonia, jaipur, india, , 07/23/2014 10:56
  • 485289) Privacy Protection, 07/22/2014 20:41
  • 485288) Privacy Protection, 07/22/2014 08:31
  • 485287) Cassie Ching, San Gabriel, United States, , 07/22/2014 06:19
  • 485286) Privacy Protection, 07/22/2014 01:54
  • 485285) Privacy Protection, 07/22/2014 01:48
  • 485284) Dezja Dotson, Dilworth, USA, , 07/22/2014 00:09
  • 485283) jerome gervais, hazebrouck, france, enseignant, 07/21/2014 22:04
  • 485282) Olanike Oyedele, Richmond, USA, , 07/21/2014 20:16
  • 485281) Privacy Protection, 07/21/2014 17:56

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