The Adoption of the Resolution on Elimination of Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy and their Family Members at the Plenary Meeting of 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

December 22, 2010
Japanese

  1. On December 21 (local time), the resolution on elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, submitted by Japan, was unanimously adopted at the plenary meeting of 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly (New York), following the adoption at the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on November 16.

  2. This resolution is intended to eliminate prejudice and discrimination stemming from misinformation about and misunderstanding of the disease, by encouraging governments and other actors to give due consideration to the Principles and Guidelines for the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members.

  3. Japan highly values the adoption of the resolution, and expects that it will greatly contribute to the elimination of discrimination against leprosy in the world.
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