Antonio Guterres’ statement came in answer to a question raised at a United Nations Association UK by Harriet Ngendanabo, a Sightsavers campaigner based in Uganda.
Sightsavers’ campaign has launched a petition calling on UK political parties to make disability-inclusive aid a promise ahead of the election.
Sightsavers has joined more than 40 leading NGOs to call for governments and donors to invest in education for children with disabilities.
The annual event celebrates media professionals in the Asian and mainstream media who highlight issues affecting race relations and human rights.
The number of people at risk from neglected tropical diseases has fallen by 20 per cent in the past five years, according to WHO.
A guide that explains how to solve the legal challenges of producing books in accessible formats has recently been published by the World Blind Union.
With just over a week to go until the London Marathon, Sightsavers supporter Chris Gordon is beginning preparations to run a marathon for the first time.
Sightsavers has welcomed the appointment of Ndey Yassin Secka Sallah as a Member of Parliament by the Gambia’s newly elected President, Adama Barrow.
The UK magazine has celebrated the ‘fighting spirit’ of visually impaired women who are learning self-defence through a Sightsavers programme in India.