Advocacy


IAPB advocates for universal access to eye health. We monitor and influence the policies of key international and multilateral institutions, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN), to ensure a global commitment and investment in eye health.

We are recognised as a global leader on eye health advocacy, coordinating major campaigns such as World Sight Day (WSD) and leading initiatives like the UN Friends of Vision group and Vision for the Commonwealth.

Our advocacy is targeted, evidence-based, and builds on the work of all our members. We provide a platform for collaboration and joint advocacy as we know that we can only tackle the barriers to delivering eye care for all by building effective multi-sector partnerships.

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World Report on Vision

The World Health Organization launched its first World Report on Vision on 9 October 2019. The report is the cornerstone of IAPB’s global advocacy strategy.

The World Health Organisation launched its first World Report on Vision

World Sight Day

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

World Sight Day (WSD)

United Nations

UN Friends of Vision vision screening at the UN Secretariat, New York (UN Vision Screening – Nov 21, 2019)

UN Friends of Vision vision screening at the UN Secretariat, New York

Advocacy Resource Hub

The Advocacy Resource Hub is about sharing this expertise and supporting the advocacy efforts of our members across all levels.

Advocacy Resource Hub

Photo credits: Sumon Francis Gomes for #EyeCareEverywhere Photo Competition ‘Vision test of a child’

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