OHO Press Release: 17/20; 13 June 2017Statement Attributable to Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze, “Ambassador Against Discrimination On Persons With Albinism” on the 2017 International Albinism Awareness Day.
Today which marks International Albinism Awareness Day, we recall that on 18 December 2014, the United National General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming, with effect from 2015, 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day.
As we commemorate this day, let us reawaken our consciousness that those on whom fate has thrust albinism, are entitled to equal rights and human dignity free of any form of discrimination. Yet we know that persons with albinism are vulnerable and indeed, face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide.
Hence, we owe it to ourselves and our humanity to demythologize and demystify existing myths on albimism. The cause of Albinos worldwide must become our cause more so, as we have escaped their fate.
Awka, 13 June, 2017
Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.
Selonnes Consult Ltd. is a Strategic Policy, Good Governance and Management Consulting Firm, founded by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze who served as Secretary to Anambra State Government from 2012-2015; a United Nations official from 1991-2012 and a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer from 1982-1991.