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Achieving SDGs: Disability Inclusive? UN Flagship Report

Are programs for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) disability-inclusive? The United Nations reviews data, policies, programs.
Cover of the report "UN Flagship Report on Disability and Development 2018: Realization of the Sustainable Development Goals by, for and with Persons with Disabilities"

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Put an end to poverty and hunger. Protect people’s good health. And help people access a quality education, clean water and energy, and decent work. These are a few of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are goals that the global community wants to achieve by 2030. Meanwhile, the SDGs mention disability 11 times, and “vulnerable populations” six times. But are programs for achieving the SDGs disability-inclusive? In response to this question, the United Nations reviewed data, policies, and programs. As a result, they identified good practices. In other words, they look for programs that do well at being disability-inclusive. Then they share information about these programs so others can replicate them.

The report mentions deaf people a few times. For more detail on how the SDGs impact deaf people, consult local deaf organizations. Meanwhile, local deaf organizations might not have enough resources to collect data. But local deaf organizations can share their observations about deaf people’s experiences.

The United Nations published this report in 2018. We could not assess if this PDF file is accessible for people using screen reading software.

Learn more about achieving SDGs while being disability inclusive. Also learn how Deaf rights relate to the SDGs.

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