The Incheon Strategy goals cover development areas including poverty reduction, employment generation, political participation, ensuring accessibility in comprehensive terms, social protection, early intervention, education, and disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction. Improving disability statistics, increasing ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and improving harmonization of the Convention with the domestic laws are also contained in the Incheon Goals. Per its mandate, Governments in Asia and the Pacific are requested to submit data and information for relevant indicators at the midpoint of the Decade in 2017 and the final year in 2022. This provides a basis for the region, and the world, to understand, assess and analyze in quantitative terms the progress rights-based disability-inclusive development in Asia and the Pacific.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals are disability-inclusive in their efforts to promote and create and resilient and sustainable world for all. The Sustainable Development Goals reference disability in seven of their targets across five goals (Goals 4, 8, 10, 11 and 17; targets 4.a, 4.5, 8.5, 10.2, 11.2, 11.7, 17.18). Another six goals (Goals 1, 3, 5, 9, 13 and 16) have targets linked to disability-inclusive development through terminology such as ‘inclusion’, ‘for all’, accessibility’ and ‘universal access’, and their efforts to support the most vulnerable groups.
Its pledge of leaving no one behind seeks to embrace diversity within society, and support individuals in such a way as to enable their available opportunities and to unlock their potentials. A society that can support the rights and dignity of persons with diverse disabilities is an epitome of a society which is truly inclusive.
The following graphic demonstrates the synergies between the targets of the Incheon Strategy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A description of the methodology and each link can be found on the Make the Right Real! website.
* Explicit reference to persons with disabilities is made in five of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Goals 4, 8, 10, 11 and 17), with a six additional Goals implicitly linked to persons with disabilities through its mandate to leave no one behind.
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