UN Disability and Development Report – Realizing the SDGs by, for and with persons with disabilities
The 2030 Agenda, pledging to “leave no one behind,” is an ambitious plan of action of the international community towards a peaceful and prosperous world, where dignity of an individual person and equality among all is applied as the fundamental principle, cutting across the three pillars of the work of the United Nations: Development, Human Rights and Peace and Security. It is critical to ensure, in this regard, the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and create enabling environments by, for and with persons with disabilities.
The UN Disability and Development Report – Realizing the SDGs by, for and with persons with disabilities represents the first United Nations system wide effort to examine disability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the global level. The report reviews data, policies and programmes and identifies best practices; and uses this evidence to outline recommended actions to promote the realization of the SDGs for persons with disabilities.
Over 200 experts from United Nations agencies and international financial institutions, Member States and civil society, including research institutions and organizations of persons with disabilities, contributed to this report. The report covers new areas for which no global research was previously available, for example, the role that access to energy plays in enabling persons with disabilities to use assistive technology. It also contains the first global compilation and analysis of internationally comparable data collected with the Washington Group on Disability Statistics Short Set of Questions.
The Full Report is also available in hard-copy version, by print on demand made available by UN Publications.
- Table of Contents
- Contributors to the Report
- Foreword by António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Executive Summary
- Chapter I. Overview of the history of the work of the United Nations towards disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable society and development
- Chapter II. Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals for persons with disabilities
- Chapter III. The way forward for disability-inclusive sustainable development
- SDG1 and SDG2: Ending poverty and hunger for all persons with disabilities
- SDG3: Ensuring healthy lives and well-being for all persons with disabilities
- SDG3 and SDG5: Accessing sexual and reproductive health services and reproductive rights for all persons with disabilities
- SDG4: Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all persons with disabilities
- SDG5: Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls with disabilities
- SDG6: Ensuring the availability of water and sanitation for persons with disabilities
- SDG7: Energy and Disability
- SDG8: Promoting full and productive employment and decent work for persons with disabilities
- SDG9: Increasing access to information and communication technology (ICT) for persons with disabilities
- SDG10: Reducing inequalities through enhanced access to assistive technologies for persons with disabilities
- SDG10: Eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices concerning persons with disabilities
- SDG10: Reducing inequalities for persons with mental impairments or psychosocial disabilities
- SDG11: Making cities and communities inclusive and sustainable for persons with disabilities