The Global Albinism Alliance proudly presents an online celebration of International Albinism Awareness Day 2022. Our host this year is Dr Oscar Duke!
The event starts at 10:00am NYC time (16:00 CEST). The recording will be available for viewing after the event. The event is available in four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Please. Feel free to choose below the video in the language you prefer.
The GAA welcomes your feedback. Email your comments, questions and suggestions to us at [email protected]
- A year in review with the Global Albinism Alliance and albinism organizations from around the world
- Interview of the new UN Independent Expert on Albinism, Muluka-Anne Miti-Drummond
- Albinism at the Paralympic Games
- Musical Performances
IAAD 2022 Theme
This year, the theme of IAAD is :
« United in making our voice heard »
« Unis pour faire entendre notre voix »
« Unidos em fazer ouvrir a nossa voz »
« Unidos para hacer escuchar nuestra voz »
This theme was chosen:
- Because including voices of persons with albinism is essential to ensure equality – #Inclusion4equality,
- To celebrate how groups of persons with albinism and individuals increase the visibility of persons with albinism in all domains of life,
- To encourage and celebrate unity among groups of persons with albinism,
- To amplify the voices and visibility of persons with albinism in all areas of life,
- To highlight the work being done by albinism groups around the world.
Everyone is welcome to use this theme anytime from now and especially on and around the Day itself: 13 June. You are also welcome to choose your own theme.
Previous online celebrations
(Re)-watch the online celebration of IAAD 2021 organized by the Global Albinism Alliance :
(Re)-watch the online celebration of IAAD 2020 co-organized by the UN Independent Expert, the Global Albinism Alliance Pilot, Open Society Foundations, Human Rights Watch, and other stakeholders :
History of IAAD
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in 2013 (A/HRC/RES/23/13) 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, the Council created the mandate of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism. In June 2015, the Human Rights Council appointed Ms. Ikponwosa Ero as the first Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism.Finally, on December 18th, 2014, the General Assembly of the United Nations, in its resolution A/RES/69/170, decided to proclaim, with effect from 2015, 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day.