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‘Vision for Everyone’

Published on July 26, 2021
Current Context: The United Nations General Assembly adopted ‘Vision for Everyone’.
‘Vision for Everyone’
  • It is the first-ever resolution on vision.
  • It will make eye care services an integral part and main part of the universal health coverage mission.
  • The ‘Vision for Everyone’ will address the impact of vision loss on sustainable development.
  • Its objective will be to grant eye care services to atleast 1.1 billion people suffering from vision issues by 2030.
  • The ‘Vision for Everyone’ is sponsored by Bangladesh, Antigua, and Ireland. It is co-sponsored by over 100 countries and was thus adopted by United Nations General Assembly.
  • It will motivate nations to form a ‘whole of government approach to eye care’.
  • It also initiates international financial institutions and donors to perform targeted financing for developing nations so that they can also resolve vision loss issues on economic and social development in their nations.
  • Initially the ‘Vision for Everyone’ was introduced by Bangladesh’s UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima. He highlighted it to be ‘a long-overdue recognition of the central role that healthy vision plays in human life and for sustainable development.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of UN General Assembly: New York, USA
    • President of UN General Assembly: Volkan Bozkir

Question: 

Q.1 Which organisation adopted ‘Vision for Everyone’?
a. UN General Assembly
b. World Health Organization
c. Doctors Without Borders
d. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
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