Report from IDDC

The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) General Assembly this month focused on Leaving No One Behind: ensuring persons with disabilities and other marginalised groups are included in development cooperation. 

ILEP and some of its Member associations are also members of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC). Its General Assembly included a workshop, organised by CBM, on Leaving No One Behind: ensuring persons with disabilities and other marginalised groups are included in development cooperation

Leave No One Behind is a fundamental principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. Although the principle is referred to often, there is a lack of binding strategies and measures to ensure it happens. IDDC groups worked on the application of Leave No One Behind in global partnerships, access to health, education and employment, and decent work. We will later share final versions of these short documents with Members, as they are a useful aid in advocacy and policy thinking for leprosy, as well as for disability. 

A short overall cross-cutting document was agreed to. This document argues that, four years into the SDGs, too little is being done to ensure the Leave No One Behind principle is actually being implemented. It can be seen here. This also includes brief statements on participation by persons affected, accessibility, accountability for Leave No One Behind, disability-inclusive financing, and the collection of disaggregated data.