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Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development
More than 2,000 participants from governments, civil society, academia and business attended this year's High-Level Political Forum in New York City - July 2019.
Overview of the Sustainable Development Goals
This year the theme of the High-level political forum on sustainable development was “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.
Young child in Tanzania who has recovered his vision after cataract surgery
Visual impairment - if not detected, treated or corrected - among children can severely hinder their quality of life. One of our dreams is to ensure children have access to eye health services for generations to come.
Young girl in South Sudan with walker
June 20th is World Refugee Day and the theme this year is to join together in solidarity with refugees. Light for the World had the opportunity to get to know and work with Nyamith Stephen (13 years old).
Yeti, Marieke and Rupert at the COSP 2019 Photo Credit: Julian Roniger
Light for the World representatives attend the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) in New York on June 11th - 13th, 2019.
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June 5th is World Environment Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment worldwide.

2018: Six important figures at a glance

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16,286,999
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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1,209,978
Number of people reached
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89,280
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
34,696
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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24,212
Livelihood and empowerment activities
children with disabilities who received an education book icon
12,953
Children with disabilities who received an education

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Yetnebersh and Marieke at NYC UN conference
Local Communities at the UN Headquarters in New York
2019-18-06
Take a glimpse at what took place inside the UN headquarters, including a demonstration in the main entrance hall at the beginning of the conference.
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Innovate for Inclusion - A Social Innovation Lab Publication
2019-07-06
A Social Innovation Lab is a space where a group of people in complementary roles come together to experiment, in order to find new solutions to complex problems.
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Alliance fights avoidable blindness
2019-29-05
A partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and Light for the World aims to put an end to avoidable blindness in 10 African countries.
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'Nothing is the Same' - Benedict's visit to Mozambique Post Idai
2019-25-04
Due to the emergency situation brought by the Cyclone Idai, the Mozambican country team was reinforced by the international team with Benedict Hoefnagels, from the UK. This is his experience.

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Paulien Bruijn
Paulien Bruijn
Coordinator Inclusive Development

We help people with disabilities with rehabilitation and education and train other development organisations to reach people with disabilities in their programmes.  I am looking forward to the day when we are no longer needed.

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Yetnebersh Nigussie
Director Advocacy and Rights

Working with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD means that my 99 abilities are valued and recognised - despite my one disability.

Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Former EU Commissioner, President of EU-LAC Foundation

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD shows a remarkable vision of an inclusive world in which we are all able to live a life of health and dignity.

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