The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) opened in New York on September 5, 2023, with High-Level activities scheduled for the week of September 18-22 during which hundreds of heads of state and government officials, aid agencies, and civil society organizations convene to organize and participate inside events and otherwise engage with the international community.
Massé World’s invitation to the UNGA was centered around the Sustainable Development Goals’ topics related to health and communities’ development. We seized the opportunity during the High-Level Week to elaborate on three key focused priorities.
“Increase Awareness, Fight the Stigma”Healthcare solutions for Albinism and Vitiligo: Bring the focus of increasing awareness about albinism and vitiligo in order to develop better healthcare solutions regarding the conditions. Although there is currently some research on vitiligo and an increase in finding the cure, the same cannot be said of albinism. Our goal is to create access to better understanding of the conditions and specialists equipped to address them.
Mental Health: “Mental health is health”Advocate for awareness, diagnosis, and funding for mental health treatment and care. Mental health is fueled by many factors including stigmas. The covid19 and societal stigmatization has egregiously increased the cases of mental illness among the young population. The necessity of addressing this silent killer is imperative and requires assistance from the government and corporations.