Sustainable Development goals

Orbis and the Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, 193 countries adopted a set of ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all.

United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals graphic

Each of the United Nation's 17 goals has specific targets to be achieved by 2030 – 169 targets in total. They apply to all countries and aim to ensure that no one is left behind in the process of sustainable development.

To achieve the Global Goals, all countries, alongside charities, businesses, and communities, have a role to play. By working with governments, partners and supporters in the fight against avoidable vision loss, Orbis is contributing to the sustainable development agenda to transform our world.

How Does Access to Quality Eye Health Help to Achieve the Global Goals?

The Global Goals are interconnected. Improvements in one area – like health – both determines, and is determined by, progress in other areas of development. By focusing on improving access to eye care and restoring sight, our work has a ripple effect across the Global Goals – and peoples’ lives.

Whilst Orbis focuses on fighting preventable and treatable visual impairment, the Global Goals state that no one should be left behind. The goals champion disability inclusion in the areas of education, employment, economic growth, and more. They set out a vision of a world where people who are visually impaired and blind do not experience stigma, discrimination, or marginalization.

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If you would like to learn more about how our work supports the SDGs, or are interested in funding any of the programs mentioned on this page, please email [email protected]. Alternatively, you can donate below.

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