Optimizing the health and well-being of people with disabilities is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Because the experience of disability is universal across the lifespan and impacts all areas of human life, disability is relevant to the implementation of all SDGs. Everyone’s health and well-being depends on an adequate standard of living, decently paid work and participation in education and social and community life – all part of the SDGs – but these are areas of life in which people with disabilities are particularly disadvantaged.

Author WHO