The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is “grounded in [..] international human rights treaties” and is informed, among others, by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Declaration on the Right to Development. It is guided by the “purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, including full respect for international law”.1 The Agenda “seeks to realize the human rights of all”.2 The 2030 Agenda also explicitly seeks to ensure that no one is left behind, reflecting the fundamental human rights principle of non-discrimination. In order to ensure that no specific group of persons is left behind, the Agenda states that its follow-up and review processes should be informed by data which is high-quality, accessible, timely, reliable and disaggregated by income, sex, age, race, ethnicity, migration status, disability and geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts.3 Given the explicit grounding of the 2030 Agenda in international human rights treaties, this matrix has been developed to demonstrate the links between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The matrix is thus a tool to enable practitioners in the development and human rights fields, and organisations working specifically on issues relating to persons with disabilities, to begin to build their human rights-based approach to implementing and/or monitoring progress towards the achievement of the SDGs for persons with disabilities.

Author The Danish institute of  Human Right

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