A New Nordic Vision: A report from the Nordic countries
How can Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland use the Global Disability Summit 2018 to further the Sustainable Development Goals and their emphasis on Leave No One Behind?
The Nordic countries have a long and proud tradition of cooperation, shared visions and inclusive societies. We often see this on the international development arena.
After the Global Disability Summit in London, July 2018, the Nordic disability organisations see that both governments, agencies and organisations have a unique opportunity of doing more to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs), by putting more emphasis on leaving no one behind (LNOB).
We have therefore made this report, to assess the current policies of our governments on international disability issues. In what way could the Global Disability Summit in London help strengthen the SDGs and LNOB agenda? Have our ministries understood that the SDGs require a new focus on inclusion?
Our hope is that this report will help strengthen the cooperation between civil society organisations and the governments of our respective countries in order to fulfill the ambitious 2030 agenda.
Jesper Hansén/MyRight, Sweden
Morten Eriksen/The Atlas Alliance, Norway
Thorkild Olesen/Disabled People’s Organisations Denmark
Anja Malm Vammaiskumppanuus/Disability Partnership Finland