ZAFOD, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability of the United Kingdom, launched the Disability Inclusion and Sustainable Development Goals report on the 23rd of November, 2017.
Zambia Federation of Disability Organisations (ZAFOD), in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability of the United Kingdom, launched the Disability Inclusion and Sustainable Development Goals report on the 23rd of November, 2017.
Earlier this year, ZAFOD and Leonard Cheshire Disability jointly conducted a research to understand the extent to which persons with disabilities are included in the planning and implementation of all issues relating to the SDGs.
The international community through the United Nations in 2016, launched the successor of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).
Unlike the MDGs, the SDGs seek to get all countries in the world to raise the standard of living for all human beings while observing quality human rights and in pursuant of the most important principles that intend to maintain and control resources for future use.
The SDGs ought to be implemented by all countries in fifteen years. In order to ensure compliance to SDGs, the United Nations implored all member states to adopt, adapt, accommodate and domesticate the SDGs in their National Development plans and programmes.
The Zambian government is fully aware that the 17 SDGs ought to be implemented by 2030 through partnership and the consultation of all stakeholders with the realisation that ‘no one should be left behind’ as one of the most important principles.
All key stakeholders , including government line ministries participated in the Launch.