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United Nations General Assembly 2015

Sightsavers, September 2015
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“The outcome of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations at the UN stands us on the brink of history”

Sightsavers’ policy team is attending the UNGA to witness the agreement of the Sustainable Development Goals – goals that will be a huge step towards a future inclusive of people with disabilities.

“The outcome of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations at the UN stands us on the brink of history.” – Dominic Haslam, Sightsavers’ Director of Policy and Programme Strategies.

We’ll be following the progress of the UNGA in the feed embedded below.

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