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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.

What do the 17 goals have to do with inclusion?

A long way to 2030, but it can only be done inclusively.

Inclusion has now also been incorporated into the new 2030 Agenda. Why the SDGs can only be implemented inclusively is explained on this website.

Monitoring and Review

In all SDGs, the aspect of inclusion must be considered and planned from the outset.

In order to make the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals verifiable, a committee set up by the UN Secretary-General has developed a proposal for indicators.

National Sustainability Strategy

Agricultural development is key in the fight against hunger.

Although the 2030 Agenda contains global goals, these are to be implemented at national level and are the responsibility of each government. Thus, the German government is also responsible for implementation through national policy.

From the MDGs to the 2030 Agenda

With the SDGs, the MDGs have been expanded and placed in a broader context.

A process of sustainable development has existed since the Rio Conference in 1992. In 2012, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rio Conference, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) took place with the participation of numerous heads of state and government. The conference renewed the political commitment to implement all dimensions of sustainability and agreed on the development of sustainability goals. At the same time, deliberations began on the agenda that would follow the MDGs, which had a deadline of 2015. It quickly became clear that it made little sense to formulate development goals in parallel to the agreement to develop sustainability goals, so it quickly became clear that an agenda should be developed that combined the development and sustainability agendas in one agenda - the 2030 Agenda.