Global Campaign for Leprosy Eliimination

THINK LEPROSY NOW CAMPAIGN 2018 / GLOBAL APPEAL 2018

GLOBAL APPEAL 2018
To End Stigma and Discrimination Against Persons Affected by Leprosy

Endorsed by Disabled Peoples' International

The Global Appeal is designed to raise awareness of the obstacles that persons affected by leprosy live with, and call for an end to the discrimination they face to achieve this goal.
Every year since its first launch in 2006, in conjunction with World Leprosy Day (the last Sunday in January), Mr. Yohei Sasakawa and The Nippon Foundation lead this annual appeal, endorsed by influential individuals and organizations.

Video Message

Mr. António Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director- General, World Health Organization

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Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein,

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Program

Endorsed by Disabled Peoples' International

The Global Appeal is designed to raise awareness of the obstacles that persons affected by leprosy live with, and call for an end to the discrimination they face to achieve this goal.
Every year since its first launch in 2006, in conjunction with World Leprosy Day (the last Sunday in January), Mr. Yohei Sasakawa and The Nippon Foundation lead this annual appeal, endorsed by influential individuals and organizations.

Global Appeal 2018 Launch Ceremony 10:00-12:00

Date : January 30, 2018
Time : 10:00-12:00
Registration : 9:30-10:00
Venue: Shahjehan Ballroom, Taj Diplomatic Enclave

  • 10:00-10:20

    Opening Performance

  • 10:20-10:30

    Opening Remarks by Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman, The Nippon Foundation, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, Japanese Government Goodwill Ambassador for the Human Rights of Persons Affected by Leprosy

  • 10:30-10:35

    Video Message from Mr. António Guterres,
    United Nations Secretary-General

  • 10:35-10:45

    Remarks by the Representative of Endorsing Organization :
    Mr. Javed Abidi, Global Chair, Disabled People’s International

  • 10:45-11:35

    Remarks by Special Guests
    Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East
    Asia
    Mr. Vagavathali Narsappa, President, Association of People Affected by
    Leprosy
    Mr. Tarun Das, Chairman, Sasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation

  • 11:35-11:45

    Launch of Global Appeal 2018

  • 11:45-11:50

    Photo Session

  • 11:50-11:55

    Video Message from Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,
    Director- General, World Health Organization

  • 11:55-12:00

    Video Message from Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein,
    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • 12:00

    Closing

Introducing the Speakers

  • Mr. Yohei Sasakawa

    Chairman,
    The Nippon Foundation
    WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination

  • Mr. Javed Abidi

    Global Chair,
    Disabled Peoples’ International

  • Ms. Kate Gilmore

    United Nations
    Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh

    WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

  • Mr. Vagavathali Narsappa

    President,
    Association of People Affected by Leprosy

  • Mr. Tarun Das

    Chairman, Sasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation