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2020 and Beyond; Accelerating Vision for Everyone

Published: 12.10.2020

You are invited to join this high-level event hosted by the United Nations Friends of Vision. The event will feature a series of high-level keynote addresses; a preview of the findings from the upcoming Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health; and an expert panel discussion on vision and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Speakers include:

  • The Hon. E. P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Ambassador Aubrey Webson, Permanent Representative, Mission of Antigua and Barbuda
  • Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative, Mission of Ireland
  • Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative, Mission of Bangladesh
  • Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF
  • Stewart Simonson, Assistant Director-General, WHO’s office at the United Nations
  • Matthew Burton, Co-Leader, The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health
  • Caroline Harper, CEO, Sightsavers
  • Alarcos Cieza, Unit Head, Sensory Functions, Disability and Rehabilitation, WHO
  • Reshma Dabideen, Global Medical Leader and Director, Africa Programming, OneSight
  • Rosangela Berman Bieler, Senior Adviser, Children with Disability, UNICEF

Date: 14 October 2020 (In two days!)
Time: 08:30 EST