World Sight Day

Motion Number: S4M-11168

That the Parliament recognises 9 October 2014 as World Sight Day; welcomes this global day dedicated to raising awareness of avoidable blindness and rehabilitation; notes that World Sight Day is organised by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and appreciates the agency’s goal of a 25% worldwide reduction in preventable blindness by 2019; acknowledges that World Sight Day coincides with National Braille Week, an event organised by Royal Blind; supports those 285 million people worldwide who live with limited vision or blindness, which includes 180,000 people in Scotland, and acknowledges the global efforts to celebrate World Sight Day, including the IAPB’s event in Mexico City.