What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

Dear WFD members,

What are the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs?

These are important global goals for human development agreed by the international community.
They will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which have now come to an end.

Importantly, the SDGs mention disability, whereas the MDGs did not.
This is a big improvement as it will drive the international community to be more accountable for recognising diversity and also for making sure marginalised groups are not left behind in development.

It is important for us to understand these global goals and what they mean for development and how they relate to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

International Disability Alliance (with input from WFD) have put together a short toolkit that explains the SDGs.

The link to the toolkit is: http://internationaldisabilityalliance.org/en/article/2030-agenda-toolkit-and-guide-persons-disabilities

We hope to provide this tool kit in International Sign in the near future.


Elena Down
Human Rights Officer
World Federation of the Deaf