By Olevia James-Kelley
The Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has made a commitment to the people of Fiji with albinism. He was in Suva last week with the UN's Independent Expert on enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwasa Ero. He set out a vision to address the complexity associated with albinism and the unique obstacles faced by Fijians living with the condition.
Topics discussed include:
*Solutions to ease their integration into society.
*Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
*Economic growth for persons with albinism
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum pointed out the Government looked forward to working with the office of the Independent Expert to ensure progressive realisation of rights of persons with albinism and disabilities.
"Fiji strives to set a bold example in inclusive development by ingraining equal opportunity into our economic growth," he said.
Meanwhile, Ms Ero said persons with albinism were usually sensitive to sunlight, and thereby more prone to skin cancer, which can pose a particular risk in tropical climates such as Fiji.
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