The Friends of Vision group of United Nations Member States consists of country representatives, including at Ambassador level, from more than 50 countries. The Friends of Vision is chaired by Ambassador Aubrey Webson of Antigua and Barbuda, Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Mohith of Bangladesh, and Ambassador Fergal Mythen of Ireland.
The group is supported by an active secretariat chaired by IAPB and includes The Fred Hollows Foundation; Sightsavers; OneSight Essilor Luxottica Foundation; Vision Spring; Vision Council of America, SEVA, WHO, RestoringVision, HCP Cure Blindness and CBM.
The Friends of Vision group aims to advance the issue of eye health within the context of the SDGs, to raise its profile on the international agenda, and to share knowledge from the sector with and among Member States. It has developed a strong and credible voice in UN political processes.
HLPF Side event: Eye Health & SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
UN Friends of Vision Webinar: Launch of Lancet Global Commission for Eye Health & IAPB Vision Atlas
UNFoV Webinar - 2020 and Beyond, Accelerating Vision for Everyone
Eye Health, COVID-19 and the Decade of Action - HLPF
Eye Health & Climate Action: Responsible Consumption & Production