On 9 May 2019, as part of its General Assembly, IDDC organised a one-day workshop together with CBM Germany. The theme of the workshop was “Realising the global commitment to leave no one behind – Ensuring that persons with disabilities and other marginalised groups are included in development cooperation”. It featured key note addresses and panel discussions with many different speakers and experts. High-level representatives from government agencies, the UN system and academia were among the participants.
On basis of the work of our IDDC Task groups, the 100 workshop participants discussed concrete recommendations for the areas of health, education, employment and global partnerships, as well as more general overarching recommendations.
These recommendations were shared with German government representatives in the context of the overall implementation of the 2030 agenda. This represents a stepping stone in disseminating these key messages further in local, regional, national and international fora, thereby turning words into action. One of the key events for using these recommendations was the High-level Political Forum, which is the global platform for follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, took place at the United Nations in New York in July, followed by the HLPF on UHC and the SDG Summit in September.