He goes on to describe the future all of us at Sightsavers want to see.
“We’ve already started to imagine alongside our supporters a different world in 2030, one where people with disabilities are included as a matter of course, not as an add-on. A world where children with disabilities receive an education that enables them to unlock their full potential and where adults with disabilities can achieve their utmost contribution towards the economic development of their countries. A world where people with disabilities have the same access to health, the law, banks and sports stadiums as everyone else.”
Read the full blog: A massive step forward and a wakeup call to include people with disabilities
Meanwhile, on Skoll World Forum, our Head of Global Advocacy Andrew Griffiths emphasises that the goals must deliver on promises regarding people with disabilities in developing countries.
“The leaders and groups that are currently finalising these new goals have reached a consensus that disability must be incorporated into the mainstream of international development policy. Crucially, this consensus will give people with disabilities a tool to advocate for their inclusion in country-level policies.
“The next challenge will be to ensure that what is being promised by the goals will be delivered once this process goes from a global conversation to an agenda that must be implemented by countries at the national level. Funders, nonprofits, and other groups need to maintain pressure on governments to include people with disabilities in their development plans, even when inclusion is challenging or costly.”
Read the full blog: Make sure development goals live up to promises on disability
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