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Dom Haslam talking with a microphone, next to a lady and a man.
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Event shows how inclusive data can ensure no one is left behind

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has highlighted the importance of using data to shine a light on groups that are often excluded.

A girl standing outside a school
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Children with disabilities in Sierra Leone given the chance to go to school

The Education for All project will focus on girls with disabilities, who are often excluded because of prejudice or a lack of funding.

Data collectors take information in Bhopal, India.
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Everybody counts: policy brief

A look at how Sightsavers builds the evidence base on how to disaggregate routine data by disability to ensure all health services are accessible.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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