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Responding to the ‘Leave No One Behind’ promise

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Sohanlal Meghwal standing in the doorway of his shop, smiling.

VIPs attend Sightsavers exhibition

Sightsavers 26 September 2015

VIPs including Irish President Michael Higgins attended a photographic exhibition held by Sightsavers in New York last night. Continue reading

A crowded hall at the United Nations General Assembly.

An incredible, world-changing day

Sightsavers 25 September 2015

Today is an exciting and momentous day! World leaders meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York have officially adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that could transform how the world looks by 2030. Continue reading

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Lighting the Way to the global goals

Sightsavers 25 September 2015

Last night, Sightsavers supporters and campaigners joined with thousands of people around the world for Light the Way, an event to celebrate the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Continue reading

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Disability and the SDGs: from words to action

Sightsavers 24 September 2015

The inclusion of disability in the SDGs – one of the most comprehensive international development frameworks ever written – is a cause for real hope that people with disabilities will this time tangibly feel the impact of deve Continue reading

Paralympian Kelly Gallagher.

Sightsavers ambassador appears on Sunrise!

Sightsavers 24 September 2015

Paralympic gold medal winner and Sightsavers supporter Kelly Gallagher appeared on Sky News’ Sunrise this morning, promoting our work in Senegal and talking about the importance of education for children with visual impairments. Continue reading


The Impact of One: new partnership saves sight in Africa

Sightsavers 15 September 2015

NEWS: We’re pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration with sunglasses company Bôhten, whose luxury eyewear is crafted in Canada using reclaimed wood from west Africa. Continue reading

The Sightsavers exhibition at the UN general assembly.

Sightsavers photo exhibition launches at the United Nations!

Sightsavers 15 September 2015

We saw a fantastic show of support for the inclusion of people with disabilities in global development as the Framing Perceptions photo exhibition launched at the United Nations building in New York. Continue reading

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UK government will double your donations before 15 December

Sightsavers 15 September 2015

NEWS: Christmas is still three months away but we’ve been given the best gift already: the UK government has pledged to match donations to Sightsavers made by the UK public from 15 September to 15 December this year! Continue reading


The most important thing in the world?

Natasha Kennedy 14 September 2015

This September, world leaders are meeting in New York at the UN General Assembly to set global goals for the next 15 years. Continue reading

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