They’ve committed themselves to 17 life-changing goals, outlined by the UN in 2015. These targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), include ending extreme poverty, giving people better healthcare, and achieving equality for women.
The aim is for all countries to work together to ensure no one is left behind. Here you can read about the goals and learn how Sightsavers is helping to achieve them.
Goal 5: Gender equality
We strive for gender equality in all our programmes, right from the planning stages, to make sure we are as equitable as possible.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
We promote good hygiene to help eliminate neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma and river blindness.
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
Our Equal World campaign promotes equality for people with disabilities, to ensure their rights are upheld.
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
We work in partnership with local, national and international organisations, governments and NGOs.