This submission was informed by Vision 2020 Australia's Global Committee. The Committee is made up of representatives providing eye health and vision care expertise to the Indo-Pacific region.
Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an ambitious and targeted agenda for the alleviation of poverty and a world of universal respect for human rights and dignity. The SDGs are set to become the new framework for poverty relief and reducing inequality both in Australia and around the world. Over the next 15 years, this innovative agenda will be an instrumental advocacy tool for the work of Vision 2020 Australia and our members who are involved in: local and global eye care; health promotion; low vision support; vision rehabilitation; eye research; professional assistance and community support.