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World Sight Day 2016

Today is World Sight Day, which is observed each year on the second Thursday of October. WSD brings attention to blindness and vision impairment – this year’s theme is “Stronger Together.”
2016 marks the fourth year of the WHO’s Global Action Plan, “Universal Eye Health.” The plan aims to create “a world in which nobody is needlessly visually impaired, where those with vision loss can achieve their full potential and where there is universal access to comprehensive eye care services.”

Global Impact Taps Michael Madnick for Senior Advisor Role

Well-known philanthropy and partnerships expert to help position Global Impact for further growth 

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, was created by the United Nations in 1981 to encourage the building of a Culture of Peace by people worldwide. On Peace Day, we strive to promote awareness and hold events and activities to facilitate the spread of peace.

This year, our theme, “Building Blocks for Peace,” ties the Sustainable Development Goals into Peace Day and all it stands for.

Voices from Nepal: A Ray of Hope

In this latest blog post from the Hilton Prize Coalition, physiotherapist Sunil Pokhrel highlights the importance of integrating rehabilitation services into disaster relief protocols. Touching on lessons from the Coalition's documentary, "On Shifting Ground," which features the work of six prize-winning organizations in Nepal before, during and after the 2015 earthquake, Sunil speaks to some of the collaborations happening on the ground today.  

Global Impact UK Launched to Provide Critical Philanthropic Services in the United Kingdom

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Aug. 23, 2016 – Global Impact, whose mission is to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people, today announced the launch of a counterpart organization in the United Kingdom—Global Impact UK. 

World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Day – this year’s theme is “One Humanity.”

WHD was created to recognize the efforts of humanitarian workers worldwide who put themselves at risk to help people and to drive others to action. The date marks the anniversary of the Aug. 19, 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

International Youth Day

International Youth Day
Today is International Youth Day.
In 1999, the UN General Assembly declared Aug. 12 as International Youth Day – a day to focus on the support and improvement of the lives of youth around the world.
The 2016 theme, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production,” aims to connect this focus with achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted last fall.