IAPB Members: Join us at next week’s High Level Political Forum

Head of Policy and Advocacy
Organisation: IAPB

Next week is the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and eye health has been included on the official agenda. The HLPF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the…

Webinar: Eye health and COVID-19: the response at United Nations

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Eye Health and COVID-19: the Response at the United Nations On Tuesday 9th June We are also delighted to announce a webinar on “Eye health and COVID-19: the response at United Nations” with Ambassador Aubrey Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the UN, and Chair of the UN Friends of Vision; Robert Skinner, Executive Director at…

IAPB’s statement on behalf of the global eye care sector to the UN Economic and Social Council High Level Segment

Head of Policy and Advocacy
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB submitted a statement on behalf of the global eye care sector to the 2020 United Nations Economic and Social Council High Level Segment (HLS). Held on an annual basis, the HLS represents the culmination of ECOSOC’s annual cycle of work and convenes a diverse group of high-level representatives from Government, the private sector, civil…

2019 in Review: Global Advocacy

Head of Policy and Advocacy
Organisation: IAPB
It has been a busy year for the IAPB advocacy team. There have been a number of exciting developments and a few important firsts for eye health. Here are our top three highlights from the year. Launch of the World Report on Vision and working towards a World Health Assembly Resolution The long anticipated World…

Vision Screenings at the UN Secretariat

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB, and IAPB members Clearly, OneSight, Sightsavers, The Fred Hollows Foundation, VisionSpring, and The Vision Council came together to organize an eye exhibition and vision screenings at the UN Secretariat Lobby under the umbrella of UN Friends of Vision yesterday (21 November). This was an opportunity to raise the profile of the important issue of…