Sustainable Development Goals must meet our needs

At the High Level Political Forum(HLPF), 9-18 July 2018, our delegation highlighted our call to action and the demand that:

“all institutions are closed and that no new institutions or institutional type settings are built again”

The High Level Political forum included a focus on SDG 11 on inclusive cities and human settlements. Speaking at the side event of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, Connie Laurin-Bowie, II Executive Director, highlighted that inclusive cities are ones where people with disabilities are valued and included. Our participation helped to strengthen the understanding of what the SDGs mean for people with intellectual disabilities and their families and what efforts are required to ensure we aren’t left behind in the implementation of the SDGs.