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Marrakesh Treaty brought into force!

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We’ve won an award for our work on disability data disaggregation in India!

27 June 2016

A Sightsavers presentation on data disaggregated by disability has won first prize at a Vision 2020 conference held in India on 4th & 5th June. Continue reading

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Unilever and Sightsavers partner to eliminate trachoma in Ethiopia

24 June 2016

Unilever brand Lifebuoy has partnered with Sightsavers to foster better health and hygiene practices in an effort to eliminate trachoma in Ethiopia. Continue reading

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Experiences of getting an education and finding work in the UK

Kate Bennell 22 June 2016

BLOG: Sightsavers' volunteer manager, Kate, talks about her experiences of school and finding employment. Continue reading

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Swedish Postcode Foundation helping tackle trachoma in Zambia

21 June 2016

A Sightsavers’ project in Zambia has been awarded a grant of SEK 3 million from the Swedish Postcode Foundation, to help tackle the blinding neglected tropical disease trachoma in 2016 and 2017. Continue reading

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We’re supporting governments to make sure no child is left behind

16 June 2016

Sightsavers has teamed up with The World Bank and Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD) to support governments in Africa and Asia to strengthen their national school health and nutrition programmes. Continue reading

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What’s the Conference of States Parties all about?

Sightsavers 15 June 2016

As well as being the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2016 is also the inaugural year of the 2030 Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the successor to Continue reading

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Election results announced: UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Sightsavers 15 June 2016

The results of the election of nine new members to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held in New York on Tuesday 14 June, have been announced. Continue reading

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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: our top ten list

Sightsavers 14 June 2016

Our top 10 things you should know about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and why it's so important in fighting global poverty. Continue reading

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Sightsavers hosts side event at Conference of States Parties

Sightsavers 13 June 2016

Sightsavers is co-hosting a side event, Fulfilling Sustainable Development Goals through inclusive budgeting, on Tuesday 14 June at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Continue reading

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