Behinderung und Entwicklungs­zusammen­arbeit e.V.

Agenda 2030

On 25 September, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda, an action plan for people, planet and prosperity. Along with the Agenda, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted at the same time to address the most important social, economic and environmental challenges facing humanity by 2030.

Only at second glance does another decisive innovation in these goals become clear: for the first time, they deal with the topic of inclusion. For example, the goal "Ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" or the goal "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable" now include people with disabilities.

Organisations like bezev have long fought for the inclusion of inclusion in the global Sustainable Development Goals and we consider it a great success that people with impairments/disabilities have been explicitly included in the 2030 Agenda. At the same time, however, this should also be seen as a stage victory: the implementation of the Agenda and its goals in particular are associated with major challenges - for our society here in Germany and for all people worldwide.