June 2016

A sightless boy writes Braille during a lesson at the Union Malienne des Aveugles, Bamako, Mali.

Treaty will ensure accessible formats are more widely available

The Marrakesh Treaty reached a huge milestone today as Canada became the key 20th nation to accede, meaning it will be brought into force on 30 September.

Sightsavers' Archana Bhambal.

Sightsavers wins award for disability data disaggregation work in India

Sightsavers India area director Archana Bhambal has been awarded first prize for a presentation focusing on data disaggregation in India.


Unilever and Sightsavers team up to tackle trachoma in Ethiopia

Sightsavers is teaming up with Unilever’s soap brand Lifebuoy to promote better hygiene practices as part of efforts to eliminate trachoma in Ethiopia.

A doctor operating on someone's eyes

Swedish Postcode Foundation helping to tackle trachoma in Zambia

A Sightsavers project in Zambia has been awarded a grant of SEK 3 million from the Swedish Postcode Foundation to help tackle trachoma.

A boy in Pakistan wears special spectacles during an eye test.
Sightsavers Reports

Pakistan Urban Paediatric Eye Care Programme: end-of-term evaluation

Sightsavers’ Pakistan Country Office developed a five-year project on child eye health in slum areas of five urban cities.

An image of hundreds of people sat in a room at the UN.
Sightsavers blog

What’s the Conference of States Parties all about?

Countries who ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and are committed to implementing it attend the Conference.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.

Election results announced for UN disability committee

The results of the election of nine new members to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have been announced.

A boy working
Sightsavers blog

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: what you need to know

Here are our top 10 things you should know about the UNCRPD and why it’s so important in fighting global poverty

A girl reading braille

Sightsavers hosts side event at Conference of States Parties

Sightsavers is co-hosting an event at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.