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Hilda working in the kitchen
Sightsavers Reports

Hilda’s story

We met Hilda, who has a physical disability, as she was about to start a catering course. She hopes to gain valuable skills so she can support her son.

A girl holding a card saying 'sustainable development goals'.
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UN hears calls for more involvement in SDG implementation

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.

An empty debating chamber in the UN building in New York.
Sightsavers blog

Four lessons: what we learned at the High-Level Political Forum

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 32-year-old lady from India, is standing in a draw way smiling.
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Engagement and participation: the keys to the SDGs

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.

A close-up of a man working on a construction site, laying cement onto bricks to build a wall.
Sightsavers blog

Inclusion inspiration – from the construction industry?

Tracy Vaughan-Gough attended a construction-industry conference on diversity that showcased the achievements of companies that have embraced inclusion.

A woman has her eyes examined at the screening camp in Bhopal, set up for survivors of the gas disaster.
Sightsavers from the field

Eye screening for survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy

Sightsavers organised screening camps for those affected by the Bhopal disaster in 1984, when a gas leak killed 3,800 people.

A road and a village
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Sightsavers to co-host event at High-Level Political Forum

The event, on 10-19 July, will take place alongside the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN headquarters.

Grace cooking, using her new catering skills.
Sightsavers Reports

Grace’s story

Grace from Uganda has suffered terrible discrimination because she’s deaf. But thanks to an apprenticeship course, she will soon be able to support her son.

The 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
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UK government wants to see ‘step change’ in disability inclusion

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.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame
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Sightsavers advocacy advisor asks governments to live up to commitments on disability inclusion

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame has called on governments to honour the commitments they have made on the rights of people with disabilities.

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