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19 Mar, 2015, 05:43 GMT 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...


27 Jan, 2015, 08:00 GMT 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...


04 Nov, 2014, 08:30 GMT Morocco Symposium Tackles Issue of Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Leprosy

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 ...


23 Oct, 2014, 09:00 BST Sasakawa Wins IBA Rule of Law Award for Efforts to End Leprosy Discrimination

The International Bar Association, the world's leading body of legal professionals, bar associations and law societies, has presented its Rule of Law ...


11 Sep, 2014, 12:16 BST International Symposium in Fukushima Comes Up with Recommendations to Government

The Nippon Foundation held an International Expert Symposium on September 8 and 9, 2014, in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, on the theme...


01 Jul, 2014, 08:31 BST Asian Ministers Seek Disaster Risk Reduction Inclusive of People with Disabilities

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,...


27 Mar, 2014, 07:00 GMT Condemning Discrimination, Dalai Lama Tells People Affected by Leprosy Never to Lose Hope

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...


30 Jan, 2014, 07:00 GMT Human Rights Institutions Pledge Support for Efforts to End Leprosy-related Discrimination

Global Appeal 2014 to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy was launched in Jakarta, Indonesia, on January 27, endorsed by ...


10 Dec, 2013, 08:50 GMT Leaders of People Affected by Leprosy Request Pope Francis to Speak Out against Discrimination

The leaders of organizations of people affected by leprosy from nine countries and Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination...


20 Sep, 2013, 09:26 BST Ethiopia Hosts Symposium to Tackle Leprosy-related Discrimination

An international symposium on ending discrimination related to leprosy was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 18. Sponsored by The Nippon...


24 Jul, 2013, 11:26 BST Health Ministers Pledge to Achieve Leprosy-Free World at International Leprosy Summit; The Nippon Foundation Commits $20 Million to the Fight

The International Leprosy Summit, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and The Nippon Foundation of Tokyo, opened in Bangkok, Thailand,...


13 Jun, 2013, 12:24 BST "Careerism Is A Leprosy": Pope's Comment Dismays WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination

WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa has written to Pope Francis, expressing his concern...


20 Feb, 2013, 06:43 GMT The Nippon Foundation Chairman Sasakawa Named Japanese Government's Special Envoy to Help Achieve Reconciliation in Myanmar

At a Cabinet session on February 19, the Government of Japan named Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa as its special representative to help...


25 Jan, 2013, 05:00 GMT "Global Appeal 2013" Calls for Immediate Repeal of Laws and Institutions Discriminatory against Leprosy-affected People

The Nippon Foundation held a launch ceremony in London on January 24 for the "Global Appeal 2013" designed end stigma and discrimination against...


26 Dec, 2012, 05:00 GMT The Nippon Foundation Delivers Relief Goods for Myanmar's Ethnic Minorities

Japan's The Nippon Foundation, which had promised to donate $3 million in emergency aid to promote peace between the government of Myanmar and the...


18 Mar, 2011, 08:25 GMT Nippon Foundation's Fundraising Efforts on Web, Calling Out for Support in 15 Different Languages

After the devastating earthquake that hit eastern Japan, The Nippon Foundation set up the "Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund" on...