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Global Data Spotlight Needs to Shine on Those With Disabilities

by Andrew Rzepa and Jennifer Robison

Last September amid great fanfare, the 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the success of the Millennium Development Goals, the member states set out 17 new objectives, applicable to all nations and peoples, regardless of location (including island states), level of national income or economic development. At the heart of this "plan of action for people, planet and prosperity" is the idea that "no one will be left behind," a principle itself enshrined in the SDGs' Goal 17.

Mindful that what matters is measured, the SDGs require a data revolution to ensure that a light shines on those sections of society that governments and the development community all too often miss. Expressly within Goal 17 is the push for "high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by … race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability

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Source: The gallup
When: 05/2/2016

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