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International Albinism Awareness Day 13th June 2018

On 18 December 2014, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming, with effect from 2015, 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day.

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in 2013 calling for the prevention of attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism. Moreover, in response to the call from civil society organizations advocating to consider persons with albinism as a specific group with particular needs that require special attention, on 26 March 2015, the Council created the mandate of Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism.

Albinism Umbrella joins the world to celebrate this day with the theme “” Shining our light to the world””. We shall hold our celebrations in Mbale located in Eastern Uganda as one of the known hubs for PWA in Uganda.