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United Nations Think Tank: Nairobi

November saw the first official meeting of the United Nations Think Tank Task Force on Albinism, an elected body born out of ‘Action on Albinism in Africa’, a consultative forum held in Dar es Salaam in June 2016. The UN Think Tank comprises elected experts and specialists from across Africa and the globe, whose responsibility is to develop, refine and eventually implement the recommendations devised in earlier conferences with broader audiences. We feel very lucky to…

Disability Rights Conference and United Nations High Level Meeting

At the end of November we were delighted to attend this year’s Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria, with the theme of ‘Advancing the Rights of Persons with Albinism in Africa: A Call for Action’. Coordinated by Open Society Foundations and the Centre for Human Rights (University of Pretoria), the conference highlighted a number of critical themes surrounding the issue of albinism in Africa. These included the use of language and terminology, and the deployment of…

World Bank and the United Nations

2016 has seen us continue to strengthen partnerships with the UN and World Bank. This culminated in June with ‘Action on Albinism in Africa’, a three-day consultative forum in Dar es Salaam, which brought together stakeholders from 29 African countries and beyond to explore the challenges and priority actions surrounding the welfare and empowerment of persons with albinism on the continent. Standing Voice—in collaboration with the World Bank—was responsible for coordinating Day 1 of…

Changing Perspectives

In March Standing Voice Managing Director Jonathan Beale spoke at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and met with Mr Msafiri Marwa, the Acting High Commissioner of Tanzania, to discuss greater participation of his government in the delivery of our programmes. Earlier in the year Jon delivered expert counsel in the (successful) court appeal of a Cameroonian man with albinism seeking asylum in the UK. This year In the Shadow of the Sun received its…