International Albinism Awareness Day [13 June 2023]

Albinism is a rare, non-contagious, genetically inherited condition which commonly results in the lack of melanin pigment in the hair, skin and eyes, causing vulnerability to sun exposure.

The physical appearance of persons with albinism is often the object of erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition, which foster their marginalization and social exclusion.

On 10 April 2015, resolution A/HRC/RES/28/6 was adopted without a vote by the Human Rights Council to establish the mandate of an Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism…READ MOREUN Independent Expert on Albinism

Click HERE to watch videos which highlight specific concerns of persons with albinism. 



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