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Mar 19, 2015, 01:06 ET U.N. Conference in Sendai Adopts Action Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction Incorporating Disability-inclusive Perspectives

The third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held from March 14 to 18, 2015, in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, focusing one of its working sessions on "disability-inclusive disaster...


Jan 27, 2015, 03:00 ET Nurses Call for End to Leprosy Discrimination

The Nippon Foundation and the International Council of Nurses jointly released Global Appeal 2015 in Tokyo on Jan. 27, calling for an end to the discrimination that people affected by leprosy...


Nov 04, 2014, 03:30 ET Morocco Symposium Tackles Issue of Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Leprosy

TOKYO, Nov. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - A recent symposium in Morocco on leprosy and human rights was an opportunity for Naima Azzouzi to speak publicly for the first time about the disease she was diagnosed...


Oct 23, 2014, 04:00 ET Sasakawa Wins IBA Rule of Law Award for Efforts to End Leprosy Discrimination

TOKYO, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The International Bar Association, the world's leading body of legal professionals, bar associations and law societies, has presented its Rule of Law Award to Yohei...


Sep 11, 2014, 05:29 ET International Symposium in Fukushima Comes Up with Recommendations to Government

- Proper Health and Mental Support Called for Local Residents - TOKYO, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Nippon Foundation held an International Expert Symposium on September 8 and 9, 2014, in Fukushima...


Jul 01, 2014, 03:00 ET Asian Ministers Seek Disaster Risk Reduction Inclusive of People with Disabilities

TOKYO, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - In a series of side events to the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 26, 2014, The Nippon Foundation...


Mar 27, 2014, 03:00 ET Condemning Discrimination, Dalai Lama Tells People Affected by Leprosy Never to Lose Hope

TOKYO, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - It would be hard to overstate the rapturous welcome given to the Dalai Lama when he visited a community of people affected by leprosy in India recently. The feeling was...


Jan 30, 2014, 02:00 ET Human Rights Institutions Pledge Support for Efforts to End Leprosy-related Discrimination

TOKYO, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Global Appeal 2014 to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy was launched in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 27, endorsed by national human...


Dec 10, 2013, 02:50 ET Leaders of People Affected by Leprosy Request Pope Francis to Speak Out against Discrimination

TOKYO, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The leaders of organizations of people affected by leprosy from nine countries and Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairman of The...


Sep 20, 2013, 04:08 ET Ethiopia Hosts Symposium to Tackle Leprosy-related Discrimination

TOKYO, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - An international symposium on ending discrimination related to leprosy was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 18. Sponsored by The Nippon Foundation, the...


Sep 20, 2013, 03:56 ET Ethiopia Hosts Symposium to Tackle Leprosy-related Discrimination

TOKYO, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - An international symposium on ending discrimination related to leprosy was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 18. Sponsored by The Nippon Foundation, the...


Jul 24, 2013, 05:49 ET Health Ministers Pledge to Achieve Leprosy-Free World at International Leprosy Summit; The Nippon Foundation Commits $20 Million to the Fight

TOKYO, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The International Leprosy Summit, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Nippon Foundation of Tokyo, opened in Bangkok, Thailand, on July 24 with the...