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Global Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. Sightsavers’ work is aligned with the goals and directly contributes to achieving them.

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Sightsavers' work directly contributes to the SDGs aiming to end extreme poverty and combat climate change.

We are working together – and changing the world.

Nearly all the countries in the world have promised to radically improve the state of our planet and the lives of its citizens by 2030.

They’ve committed themselves to a wide range of life-changing goals, which include ending extreme hunger and poverty, giving people better health and education, achieving equality for women and girls, and delivering greater fairness in the way the world economy works.

It’s heartening to see efforts to ensure the participation of people with disabilities in working towards the SDGs.
Anuradha Pareek, disability advocate
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Sightsavers and the Global Goals

We’re working towards a world where everyone has access to health care (Goals 1 and 3); where there’s no gender or disability discrimination (Goals 5, 10 and 16); where neglected tropical diseases have been eliminated (Goals 3 and 6); and where every child can access education (Goal 4).

We’re aiming for a world where no one is left behind (Goals 4, 8, 11 and 16).

We work in partnership (Goal 17) with local, national and international organisations to bring about change: from small self-help groups set up by and for people with disabilities, to government departments in the UK and developing countries, to multilaterals like the World Bank and funders like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

How we’re working towards the Global Goals

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Put Us in the Picture

Our campaign calls for global development to be inclusive of people with disabilities. Join us!
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Eliminating NTDs

We have ambitious plans to eliminate trachoma, river blindness and other neglected tropical diseases.
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Disability rights

We work on making health care, education and employment opportunities available to all.
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The SDGs are a huge opportunity to address the challenges of inequality and protect our shared global environment.
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More about the Global Goals

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Naheed’s story

Naheed is one of the final patients to have surgery as a result of Sightsavers’ Million Miracles campaign, which has raised enough to fund a million cataract operation in the countries where we work.

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Sightsavers welcomes disability summit commitments

At the summit, there were more than 300 signatories to the UK government's Charter for Change, and more than 170 other specific commitments made.

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Why we need to make this summit count

The Global Disability Summit could be a sea change in attitude and action towards people with disabilities. Help us to make this change a reality.

We believe all people with disabilities should have the chance to learn, earn and be happy. Do you?

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