World Blind Union (WBU)

The World Blind Union (WBU) is the global organisation representing the estimated 285 million people worldwide who are blind or partially sighted. Members are organisations of-and-for blind people in 190 countries, as well as international organisations working in the field of vision impairment. ​
CBM is an international member of the World Blind Union, with our Director of International Advocacy and Alliances, Lars Bosselmann, elected in 2012 to the WBU's executive committee. In particular, we collaborate with the WBU in supporting their advocacy for the rights of blind and partially sighted persons globally. With support from CBM, WBU recruited Dr. Victor John Cordeiro in 2012 to lead the WBUs engagement in advocacy on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.