One billion people - 15% of the world’s population - live with some form of disability. They make up one of the largest excluded groups. Facing multiple barriers, persons with disabilities are more likely to be poor, less educated, discriminated against and unemployed.
In 2013, the World Bank Group announced two goals that would guide its development work worldwide. The first is the eradication of chronic extreme poverty. More formally, it is the target of bringing the number of extremely poor people, defined as those living on less than 1.25 ppp-adjusted dollars a day, to less than 3% of the world population by 2030. The second is the boosting of shared prosperity, defined as promoting the growth of per capita real income of the poorest 40% of the population in each country.
genda 2030, a new global sustainable development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals, will be adopted at the United Nations General Assembly this month, but can it deliver on its promises? The Center for Economic and Social Rights invites you to panel event bringing together leading figures from the fields of human rights advocacy, academia and the UN to reflect critically on the progress made in securing human rights in Agenda 2030.