Deafblindness and the SDGs

Deafblindness and the SDGs. Official UN icons for each SDG: 1 No poverty: group of people holding hands. 2 No hunger: Steam coming up from a bowl. 3 Good health and well-being: heart rate. 4 Quality education: a book and a pencil. 5 Gender equality: male and female gender icon with equation mark. 6 Clean water and sanitation: glass of water with water droplet. 7 Affordable and clean energy: sun. 8 Decent work and economic growth: statistics pointing upwards. 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure: building blocks. 10 Reduced inequalities: equation mark. 11 Sustainable cities and communities: houses and buildings. 12 Responsible consumption and production: infinity symbol. 13 Climate action: eye with a globe in the middle. 14 Life below water: water and a fish. 15 Life on land: a tree and birds. 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions: bird sitting on a gavel. 17 Partnerships for the goals: five intertwined circles.

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2022 meeting is fast approaching and will take place from 5 to 15 July. At the HLPF 2021 meeting, the following SDGs were discussed, amongst others: SDG1 – No poverty, SDG3 Good health and well-being, SDG10 – Reduced inequalities. This year’s HLPF meeting will focus, amongst others, on SDG4 – Quality education and SDG5 – Gender equality.

Whilst excitedly waiting for the outcome of the HLPF 2022, we have had a look at what the literature and data say about the situation of persons with deafblindness in the context of the SDGs. With eight years left before the SDGs are to be achieved, where do persons with deafblindness stand with regards to the implementation of the SDGs?

Learn more by reading the article Deafblindness and the SDGs

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