Sightsavers has launched its annual Specs Appeal eBay auction, giving fans the opportunity to bid on specs donated by celebrities.
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.
Louise Robinson has visited projects as part of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Trachoma Initiative and Sightsavers’ CATCH project.
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.