Accelerating Vision for Everyone
The Permanent Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, and Ireland to the United Nations, as the Co-Chairs of the Friends of Vision Group, are organizing a virtual High -Level Side Event titled, “2020 and Beyond: Accelerating Vision for Everyone” on 14 October 2020 at 8:30 am EST, in recognition of World Sight Day.
This event aims to place the issue of eye health firmly on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event will also feature a preview of the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health’s forthcoming report.
The event will be attended by Permanent Representatives, Government Ministers, United Nations officials, and staff as well as representatives from international organizations. CEO’s from civil society and the private sector working in the eye care and development sector will also attend and participate.
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At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed.
- OneSight is an independent nonprofit with the solutions, people, and resources to eradicate the vision care crisis for good. We believe that when the world sees better, the world lives better—and that with a clear vision, we can take on humanity’s greatest challenges.