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Author archives: Andrew Griffiths

A table is laid out in front of a sign that says 'Disability Inclusive SDGs: Leaving no one behind'

Achieving the SDGs: three lessons from the High-Level Political Forum

Every year, as we examine progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, it is clear to see that setting ambition is easier than achieving it.

Andrew Griffiths, July 2021
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
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