Running enthusiasts from around the world have raised $5,000 (£3,800) for Sightsavers by taking part in a virtual race online.
The event, on 10-19 July, will take place alongside the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN headquarters.
The organisation is one of the only international non-governmental organisations to hold this status in the UK.
Andrew Wissler has raised $12,000 (£9,260) for Sightsavers by completing ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ while wearing a blindfold.
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 has called on governments to honour the commitments they have made on the rights of people with disabilities.
Sightsavers has received an award from the West African Health Organisation for its work to improve health centres and train eye health workers.
Supporters of Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign will work to ensure disability-inclusive development remains on the political radar.
Dr Caroline Harper visited Tanzania and Uganda this week to highlight the advances being made to eliminate blinding trachoma.