Learn more: Leave No One Behind

This module provides a mix of webpages, scientific papers, digital lectures, and videos on the general theme of Leave No One Behind.

Leave No One Behind

Reference: United Nations (2022) Leave No One Behind.

Format: Webpage

Keywords: Pledge, Commitment, Responsibility, Reach the furthest behind first

Work load: 1 page

Description: This webpage documents how the 193 United Nation Member States of the 2030 Agenda have committed to Leave No One Behind in their implementation of the SDGs. Moreover, it stresses how Member States will “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first” from an essential recognition of how “the dignity of the human person is fundamental”.

Link: https://www.un.org/en/desa/leaving-no-one-behind

 

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What does it mean to leave no one behind?

Reference: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2018) What does it mean to leave no one behind? A UNPD discussion paper and framework for implementation.

Format: Text

Keywords: 2030 Agenda, Five key factors, Intersectionality, Action

Work load: 29 pages

Description: With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 193 United Nations Member States pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first.”
This paper suggests a framework that governments and stakeholders can use in their countries to take action to leave no one behind in a way that enables and accelerates national progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Link: https://www.undp.org/library/what-does-it-mean-leave-no-one-behind

Leave No One Behind

Disability Inclusion

Reference:The World Bank (2022) Disability Inclusion.

Format: Webpage

Keywords: Disability, Inclusion, 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, 10 Commitments

Work load: 2 + 6 pages

Description: The World Bank Group is a global partnership working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. With their Disability Inclusion project, the World Bank has committed to support the inclusion of people with disability worldwide (Link 1). At the first Global Disability Summit in 2018, the World Bank announced 10 commitments towards disability inclusive development. These commitments address topics such as: Education, Technology and innovation, Data disaggregation, and Transportation (Link 2).

Link 1https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/disability#1

Link 2https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/socialsustainability/brief/world-bank-group-commitments-on-disability-inclusion-development

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Exploring relationships between universal design and social sustainable development

Reference: Vavik, Tom & Keitsch, Martina Maria (2010) Exploring relationships between universal design and social sustainable development: some methodological aspects to the debate on the sciences of sustainability. Sustainable Development. Vol 18 (5).

Format: Text

Keywords: Social Sustainable Development, Universal Design, Methodological approach, User Involvement, Inclusion

Work load: 11 pages

Description: This article explores what is meant by Universal Design and how it relates to social sustainable development. It investigates general ideas within Universal Design and Social Sustainable Development and indicates relations between the two, e.g., by discussing how they both are based on three common goals of: inclusion, access, and participation.

Link: https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.480

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Making Visible the Invisible: Why Disability-Disaggregated Data is Vital to “Leave No-One Behind”

Reference: Abualghaib, Ola; Groce, Nora; Simeu, Natalie; Carew, Mark T.; Mont, Daniel (2019) Making Visible the Invisible: Why Disability-Disaggregated Data is Vital to “Leave No-One Behind”. Sustainability 11 (11), 3091.

Format: Text

Keywords: Disability data, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, Monitoring and evaluation

Work load: 11 pages

Description: This article stresses the need for disability-disaggregated data to highlight where deprivation and disparity of levels of inclusion exist. It showcases a selection of data from the Disability Data Portal illustrating the multiple and intersecting forms of exclusion and discrimination that people with disabilities experience. In conclusion, the article stresses the need for accessible collection of data that is up-to-date, accessible, comparable, and disaggregated to highlight trends and differences in the exclusion and marginalisation facing people with disability, and to monitor and evaluate the success of the 2030 Agenda of ‘leaving no one behind’.

Link: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11113091

Artikler

Language that Supports Sustainable Development: How to Write about People in Universal Design Policy

Reference: Ericsson, Stina, Wojahn, Daniel, Sandström, Ida & Hedvall, Per-Olof (2020) Language that Supports Sustainable Development: How to Write about People in Universal Design Policy. Sustainability 12(22), 9561.

Format: Text

Keywords: Categorisation, Societal understandings, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Universal Design, Policy

Work load: 8 pages (Selected pages: 1-4 + 16-17)

Description: This article serves to introduce a critical reflection of how to approach categorisations of people. The paper introduces a Swedish study identifying how the understanding of “everyone” in Universal Design (UD) is conceptualised in Swedish UD policy. In conclusion, the article provides a set of 7 recommendations for how to categorise people with regards to UD.

Link: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229561

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Universal Design and Leave No One Behind

Reference: Ryhl, Camilla (2022) Universal design and Leave No One Behind. Universal Design Hub – Bevica Fonden.

Format: Video (speech in Danish, captions in English)

Keywords: Concept, History, View of humanity, Sustainable Development Goals, Disability

Work load: 14 minutes

Description: This video is an introduction to the concept of Universal Design. It explores the history of the concept, provides examples of its application, and clarifies how Universal Design can work as a lever for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Link: https://universaldesignhub.dk/lunch-bag-lecture-universal-design-and-leave-no-one-behind/

Transcript: https://www.bevicascholarship.dk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Transcript-Camilla-Ryhl.pdf