Global Events Archive

COSP side-event: 01 December 2020

Wednesday November 25th, 2020
Collecting data on persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic – Challenges and opportunities The CEO of the World Blind Union, Jose Viera, also the Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, will participate in a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities related to collecting, analyzing and using data on persons with... View Article

Announcement: WBU-ICEVI General Assemblies, 28 – 30 June 2021

Thursday November 5th, 2020
Dear Members, The World Blind Union (WBU), the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI), and the Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE) are pleased to announce the new dates of the joint WBU and ICEVI general assemblies. The WBU-ICEVI General Assembly (GA) will be fully conducted online from 28 to 30 June 2021. The... View Article

World Braille Day 4 January 2021

Friday October 2nd, 2020
The World Blind Union will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Braille Day on 4 January 2021, the third year since it was officially designated by the UN General Assembly as a day to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the... View Article

General Assembly 21 – 26 May 2021

Monday March 30th, 2020
The World Blind Union (WBU) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) will be holding their third Joint General Assemblies in Madrid, Spain on 21-26 May 2021. The host organisation of the 2021 General Assemblies is ONCE, the National Organisation of the Blind in Spain. ONCE is a well-respected partner... View Article

World Sight Day 2020

Monday March 30th, 2020
World Sight Day is to be held on Thursday 8th October 2020. This annual event, which is held every second Thursday of October. The objective is to create awareness about blindness and visual impairment. WBU urges members worldwide to organise various awareness events on this day to promote the rights of blind and partially sighted... View Article
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