NAWABSHAH: The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated every year on 03 December. The purpose of celebrating the day is to increase social awareness about disability and commit to achieving the development of persons with disabilities in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
National Disability and Development Forum (NDF) member organization of National Disability Alliance (NDA) in collaboration with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPD) organized Awareness Rally from DC office to Nawabshah Press Club.
On the occasion the speakers Mr. Tariq Hussain Channar Program Head NDF, Mr. Shamoon Ayub Assistant Commissioner Nawabshah, Murad Ali Jamali Principal DEPD Rehabilitation and School Complex said that Disability is on Development Agenda of SDGs. Disability refers to different parts of the SDGs, particularly education, development and employment, inequality, access to human settlements, as well as data collection and monitoring of the SDGs, for example: inclusive and equitable quality education for all, promoting lifelong learning opportunities.
SDG Goal 04 focuses on eliminating gender disparities in education and ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities. In addition, the proposal calls for the construction and upgrading of educational facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide a safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environment for all.
In SDG Goal 8, the international community aims to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, in order to promote sustainable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, including for persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
SDG Goal 10 is closely related to disability, which countries must achieve by empowering and promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all, including persons with disabilities, it seeks to reduce inequality within and between. Target SDG Goal 11 will work to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe and sustainable.
To achieve this goal, Member States are required to provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improve road safety, especially public transport. By expanding, paying special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, such as the disabled. In addition, the proposal calls for providing universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, especially for persons with disabilities.
SDG Goal 17 emphasizes that data collection and monitoring and accountability for the SDGs are critical to strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development.
Member States are called upon to push for increased cooperation in capacity-building for developing countries, including least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS), to ensure high quality, timely and affordable Trust will significantly increase the availability of data which is also for persons with/without disabilities.
The 16% of the world’s population consists of people with disabilities. There are millions of disabled children in our society, among whom children with intellectual disabilities are more important, their rehabilitation is no less than a challenge. It was uttered that SDGs goals cannot meet until inclusion of persons with disabilities in scope of development.