In April 2018 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) and Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) made a brief, joint submission to the Senate Inquiry into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The SDGs are highly relevant to people with disability. People with disability are explicitly referred to in the targets of seven of the SDGs and all 17 goals are of relevance. For the majority of the SDGs, people with disability are disproportionately affected by the disadvantage that the goals aim to eliminate including poverty, poor health outcomes and less access to education.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are 17 goals that provide clear guidelines and targets for all UN countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The goals build on the success of the Millenium Development Goals and include new areas, such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities.
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