29 January 2020
The 15th Global Appeal 2020 To End Stigma and Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy
Since 2006, The Nippon Foundation has issued an annual Global Appeal to end stigma and discrimination against persons affected by leprosy, joined each year by influential individuals and organizations in conjunction with World Leprosy Day in January. Via the launch ceremony, we aim to foster a correct understanding of leprosy throughout the world and bring an end to the discrimination associated with the disease.
In the Paralympic year of 2020, the 15th Global Appeal aims for an inclusive society together with International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and the launch ceremony will be held in Tokyo.