New Sustainable Development Goals for People to End Poverty

The 2030 Plan for Sustainable Development, along with a set of ambitious new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world, was officially adopted by the 193-member United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Ban opened the UN Sustainable Development Summit at UN Headquarters in New York from 25-27 September 2015 and declared as:

The new agenda is a promise by leaders to all people everywhere. It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms – an agenda for the planet, our common home

Disability is referred to in different parts of the sustainability goals source and explicitly in parts of education, growth, and employment, deprivation, human settlement accessibility, as well as data collection and SDG monitoring, such as:

Goal 4: on inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of life-long learning opportunities for all are aimed at eliminating gender gaps in education and ensuring fair access for marginalized people, including individuals with disabilities, to all levels of education and vocational training.

Goal 8: in supporting sustainable, equitable, and sustainable economic development, full and productive jobs, and decent work for all, the international community seeks to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all men and women, including persons with disabilities, and equal pay for equal value work.

Goal 10: which aims to minimize disparity within and between the countries by empowering and fostering the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, including people with disabilities, is closely related.

Goal 11: will aim to render inclusive, stable, and sustainable cities and human settlements. In order to achieve this objective, Member States are called upon to provide access for everyone to secure, efficient, sustainable, and accessible transport systems and to enhance road safety, by increasing public transport, with a particular emphasis on the needs of people in vulnerable circumstances, such as people with disabilities.

Goal 17: emphasizes that the collection of data and the control and transparency of the SDGs are critical in order to improve the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Digital Inclusion

Digital inclusion is an initiative by the European Commission to make sure that everybody can contribute to the society and digital economy and benefit from it. It is made possible by various activities such as

Social Inclusion: Raising the participation rate of marginalized people through social inclusion programs in public, social and economic activities.

Skills and digital skills: Inspiring people, including ICT professions in education, to combat marginalization and social exclusion.

Assistive technology: Encouraging ICT creation that allows people with disabilities to carry out things that they have not been able to do before and to better communicate with technologies.

Accessible ICT: Making ICT more accessible to all and promoting new technology growth methodologies.

Digital exclusion

It is part of the overall exclusion problem, a pervasive and growing phenomenon that brings with it a number of deteriorations in life paths, such as poor health, poor lifetime earnings, and an increased risk of marginalization. Tackling inequality will make our communities more sustainable and improve our economies.

Linking with Context

A. The future of the Sustainable Development Goals and human rights < https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/future-sustainable-development-goals-human-rights/ >.

B. Innovative Solutions Needed for Wetlands in Crisis < https://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/innovative-solutions-needed-for-wetlands-in-crisis/ >.

C. Mapping Collaborations and Partnerships in SDG Research < https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frma.2020.612442/full >.

D. PRI Digital Forum - La réponse politique inévitable < https://www.unpri.org/programme-francophone/pri-digital-forum-la-reponse-politique-inevitable/7190.article >.