UN Resolution Announced to Increase Visibility for the 300 Million People Living with a Rare Disease

21 December 2021

UN Resolution Announced to Increase Visibility for the 300 Million People Living with a Rare Disease

A global grassroots campaign led by people living with a rare disease and their families has succeeded in securing the adoption of the first-ever United Nations Resolution on “Addressing the Challenges of Persons Living with a Rare Disease and their Families.”

The Resolution, proposed by Spain, Brazil, and Qatar and co-sponsored by 54 countries, focuses on the importance of non-discrimination and advances key pillars of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including access to education and decent work, reducing poverty, tackling gender inequality, and supporting participation in society.

Read more about this announcement here and here.