The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has highlighted the importance of using data to shine a light on groups that are often excluded.
The Education for All project will focus on girls with disabilities, who are often excluded because of prejudice or a lack of funding.
Sightsavers co-hosted and took part in a side event at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development held at the United Nations in New York.
At the the UN’s High-Level Political Forum in New York, Sightsavers’ priority is to learn from other countries in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.
Anuradha Pareek, a disability advocate and local government councillor in Bikaner, India, delivered a speech via video to a Sightsavers event at the High-Level Political Forum in New York.
Tracy Vaughan-Gough attended a construction-industry conference on diversity that showcased the achievements of companies that have embraced inclusion.
Sightsavers organised screening camps for those affected by the Bhopal disaster in 1984, when a gas leak killed 3,800 people.
The event, on 10-19 July, will take place alongside the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN headquarters.
The call came during a statement made at the 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in New York last week.