How do the SDGs support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs provide a powerful framework to guide local communities, countries and the international community toward the achievement of disability-inclusive development.
The Sustainable Development Goals bring an excellent opportunity to work together towards the implementation of a common disability inclusion agenda and to accelerate the implementation of the CRPD.
In fact, there is a considerable overlap between the articles of the CRPD and the SDGs as the 2030 Agenda was built upon existing international and national commitments such as the CRPD.
The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs are both clearly inclusive of persons with disabilities. They can be used as an advocacy platform to draw the attention of decision makers for the creation of disability-inclusive policies and programmes.
The 2030 Agenda commits, in the same spirit as the CRPD, to empower those at risk of vulnerability, including persons with disabilities. It also promotes universal respect for human rights, equality and non-discrimination.
The implementation and the monitoring of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs are supported in each world region by the five United Nations Regional Commissions, with the organisation of yearly Regional Forums on Sustainable Development (RFSD).
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