UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion

  • FILE - In this Saturday, May 29, 2021 file photo, A boy undergoes an eyesight examination performed by volunteer ophthalmologists, in Nucsoara, Romania. The U.N. General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision Friday, July 23, 2021 calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help at least 1.1 billion people with vision impairment who currently lack eye services by 2030. The “Vision for Everyone” resolution, sponsored by Bangladesh, Antigua and Ireland, and co-sponsored by over 100 countries, was adopted by consensus by the world body. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help at least 1.1 billion people with vision impairment who currently lack eye services by 2030.

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