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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We have collected 485938 signatures of the target 500000

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petition signatures

  • 485938) jedan nikola, Beograd, Srbija, software engineer, 10/01/2014 20:44
  • 485937) Slobodan Bobo Vuksanovic, Tivat, Montenegro, Freelance, 10/01/2014 18:50
  • 485936) Radovan Đorđević, Belgrade, Serbia, , 10/01/2014 18:39
  • 485935) pomeon marie-reine, lyon, france, , 10/01/2014 16:35
  • 485934) Privacy Protection, 10/01/2014 15:43
  • 485933) MARCELLE ABI HACHEM, JOUNIEH, liban, doctor, 10/01/2014 15:43
  • 485932) Dragana Dimitrijevic, Vranje, Serbia, eknomista, 10/01/2014 10:24
  • 485931) Slobodan Alorić, Istočno Sarajevo, Republika Srpska, Preduzetnik, 10/01/2014 09:16
  • 485930) Nadine Da Cunha, Lyon, France, , 10/01/2014 08:37
  • 485929) Maria Nida Pasion, San Juan City, Philippines, None, 10/01/2014 05:55
  • 485928) Maurice Muhammad, Hyattsville, United States, National Director, 10/01/2014 04:49
  • 485927) Nada Pajić, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/30/2014 21:21
  • 485926) Privacy Protection, 09/30/2014 21:11
  • 485925) Tatjana Matic, Beograd, Srbija, , 09/30/2014 20:53
  • 485924) Irena Jeremić-Marković, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/30/2014 20:33
  • 485923) Marija Milosavljevic, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/30/2014 20:24
  • 485922) Privacy Protection, 09/30/2014 16:13
  • 485921) Jovana Živić, Zaječar, Serbia, student, 09/30/2014 15:39
  • 485920) Sanda Filipesko, Zemun, Srbija, graficki inzenjer, 09/30/2014 15:14
  • 485919) Aleksandar Opacic, Stara Pazova, Serbia, Journalist, 09/30/2014 13:42
  • 485918) Radomir Aleksic, Novi Sad, Serbia, Student, 09/30/2014 13:02
  • 485917) Privacy Protection, 09/30/2014 12:19
  • 485916) Aleksandar Paunovic, Belgrade, Serbia, MD, 09/30/2014 12:17
  • 485915) Ljiljana Pantic, Belgrade, Serbia, administrative worker, 09/30/2014 10:58
  • 485914) Andrea Askic, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Cabin Crew, 09/30/2014 10:46
  • 485913) Nemanja Nesic, belgrade, serbia, , 09/30/2014 09:53
  • 485912) Nikola Djuric, Belgrade, Serbia, Political Scientist, 09/30/2014 09:38
  • 485911) Privacy Protection, 09/30/2014 09:07
  • 485910) Tijana Milanovic, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/30/2014 08:25
  • 485909) Jelena Plavsic, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/30/2014 08:07
  • 485908) Jelena Markovic, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/30/2014 07:47
  • 485907) aleksandra djuric, belgrade, serbia, medical student, 09/30/2014 07:22
  • 485906) Nevena Spasic, Belgrade, Serbia, PR Consultant, 09/30/2014 07:16
  • 485905) Privacy Protection, 09/30/2014 06:59
  • 485904) Milica Krneta, beograd, srbija, , 09/30/2014 06:40
  • 485903) Predrag Kovacevic, Belgrade555, Serbia, , 09/30/2014 05:36
  • 485902) Brankica Potić, Zaječar, Serbia, teacher, 09/30/2014 05:16
  • 485901) Margaret Rose, Brisbane, Australia, Teacher, 09/30/2014 04:58
  • 485900) an heejin, susan, korea, sales plz, 09/30/2014 02:24
  • 485899) jang pyeong tong, susan, korea, sales plz, 09/30/2014 02:22
  • 485898) Monika Kutri, Pancevo, Serbia, Student, 09/30/2014 01:10
  • 485897) Вук Екмеџић, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/29/2014 23:44
  • 485896) Privacy Protection, 09/29/2014 23:29
  • 485895) Milos Popovic, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/29/2014 23:18
  • 485894) Jovan Lukovic, Kragujevac, Serbia, , 09/29/2014 23:16
  • 485893) Danica Markovic, Ljig, Serbia, , 09/29/2014 23:14
  • 485892) Danijela Ostojic, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/29/2014 23:09
  • 485891) Sanja Vasiljevic, Krusevac, Serbia, , 09/29/2014 23:08
  • 485890) Milica Joksimovic, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/29/2014 23:01
  • 485889) Radovan Markovic, Belgrade, Serbia, , 09/29/2014 23:00

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Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the VR Foundation is a non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. We challenge the disease of vitiligo with educational and medicinal enlightenment. We care; we educate; we advance knowledge. We are the VR Foundation.