Leave No One Behind: Endorse Position Paper by Persons with Disabilities for the HLPF

This July UN members will come together for a High Level Political Forum to begin tracking and reviewing progress on the 2030 Agenda. The HLPF is an annual event to  share knowledge and experiences, address new and emerging issues and where countries will be reviewed on their progress.

The 2030 Agenda is the comprehensive development agenda that replaces the Millennium Development Goals.  Adopted in September 2015, this ambitious agenda is comprised of 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets with 231 global indicators. Overall, there are 11 distinct references to persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda – four references in the declaration, seven references in the goals to persons with disabilities: education (2), employment, reducing inequalities, inclusive cities (2), disaggregation of data by disability and nine global indicators.

As part of the HLPF, UN member states will be accepting position papers from stakeholders. The attached paper was developed by the HLPF Coordinating Mechanism. Inclusion International is part of the working group that drafted the paper and helped ensure the position paper included specific references to inclusive education and a recognition of families. We will be endorsing the paper and encourage our members to consider endorsing it as well.

Endorsements need to be sent directly to: jgrant@nullida-secretariat.org no later than Sunday April 24. We appreciate this is a short timeframe for endorsement.

Foro de Alto Nivel Político (Spanish)

Leave No One Behind – Position paper by Persons with Disabilities (ENG)