Dialogues on Sustainable Development: A Disability-Inclusive Perspective

Publication released by CBM

CBM (International Advocacy and Alliances) is pleased to release a publication to celebrate the adoption of the '2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'. For the first time, a global development framework has been adopted, which encourages the international community and national governments to ensure human rights and make sure all people benefit from development, including persons with disabilities.

CBM has been involved for many years with governments, UN agencies, regional bodies such as the EU and civil society in conversations about the importance of disability-inclusive development particularly the need to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in international cooperation efforts. The aim of this new publication, Dialogues on Sustainable Development: A Disability Inclusive Perspective, is to contribute to a better understanding of how different actors involved in sustainable development efforts can take further steps to include persons with disabilities.

This report is a refreshing collection of dialogues around key development themes, which are crucial for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Guest contributors from the mainstream development sectors of the UN, European Commission and civil society highlight the many commonalities between disability-inclusive development and a range of overarching development themes. It is structured around the three basic elements of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental sustainability.

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The themes discussed in the publication, among others gender equality, decent work, universal health care, or Disaster Risk Reduction and how to make cities accessible for all,  reflect a global development perspective and highlight the most important changes and commitments that governments, civil society and the private sector need to engage in to eradicate poverty. CBM examines this from a disability perspective and provides a number of suggestions and examples of how a disability-inclusive development approach can support equal opportunities for women, men, girls and boys with disabilities.

Find out what development professionals consider important to ensure a sustainable development for all by downloading Dialogues on Sustainable Development: A Disability-Inclusive Perspective. The publication is also available in easy-to-read version.