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Author archives: Andrew Griffiths

A busy conference chamber at the United Nations.

The UK Voluntary National Review: making progress or missing opportunities?

We welcome the UK using its VNR to reiterate its commitment to sustainable development, but we want to see more of an emphasis on listening to the voices of marginalised people.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2019
Aminata stands at the blackboard, holding a ruler to point out words.

How can the UK become a leader in sustainable development?

All the evidence from the International Development Committee hearing showed that the UK has not done enough on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Andrew Griffiths, March 2019
An empty debating chamber in the UN building in New York.

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.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2017

The SDGs one year on – how are we doing?

Andrew Griffiths reports on the progress being made so far in meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set for the years 2015-2030.

Andrew Griffiths, September 2016
Samuel chats on his mobile phone.

Our agenda to ensure disability stays on the Agenda

Three of our team were in New York for the first meeting of the High-level Political Forum after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2016
Trichiasis patient Agnes John Milanzi at home the day after surgery. One of her young sons sits in the background.

Improving healthcare for all

On 10 July, Lynne Featherstone MP will be giving evidence to the UK Parliamentary Committee inquiry into health system strengthening.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2014
A lady's eye being examined by a man wearing white latex gloves.

Unintended consequences in health care

"I’ve been in Zambia these last two weeks looking at the eye healthcare system, and I’ve been reminded about the unintended consequences."

Andrew Griffiths, June 2014