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Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development

Highlights in New York City - HLPF 2019

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

What You Need to Know About the High Level Political Forum 2019

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

Child Eye Health

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

World Refugee Day: Nyamith's Story

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).
Yetnebersh and Marieke at NYC UN conference

Local Communities at the UN Headquarters in New York

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.
Yeti, Marieke and Rupert at the COSP 2019 Photo Credit: Julian Roniger

In Focus: Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Light for the World representatives attend the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) in New York on June 11th - 13th, 2019.
Innovate for inclusion. Group of men doing woodwork

Innovate for Inclusion - A Social Innovation Lab Publication

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.
Empty wheel chair in nature

10 Facts You Need to Know About Climate Change

June 5th is World Environment Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment worldwide.
Opthalmologist checking a patient's eye

Alliance fights avoidable blindness

A partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and Light for the World aims to put an end to avoidable blindness in 10 African countries.
woman on a wheelchair.

Empowering Women: SDG5 and Her Abilities

With the Her Abilities Award, Light for the World wants to contribute to the theme of SDG 5 and put the achievements of women with disabilities at centre-stage. The nomination deadline is around the corner.