The platform initially developed in response to Rio+20 has been improved to better respond to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in...

The 2030 Agenda is a vision and a high-level political commitment, it is clear that implementation poses challenges for governments. The 2030 Agenda makes significant commitments to transform the lives of persons with disabilities, however these commitments can only be achieved if the implementation is guided by the UN CRPD.

The new form of partnerships was envisioned and created in 2012 at the Rio+20 Conference. Member States agreed in the outcome document that to facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships and encourage the participation of the various stakeholders. In addition, Member States mandated the UN Secretariat to establish and maintain a registry of voluntary initiatives for sustainable development. This regularly updated registry contains information on commitments and is fully transparent and accessible to the public.

In 2015 the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development further strengthened the importance of the Global Partnership in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 17 recognizes that the implementation of the SDGs is a challenge for governments and therefore seeks to strengthen the Global Partnership by calling upon all stakeholders to take part in implementing the SDGs. In particular, it stresses the development of multi-stakeholder partnerships that call upon diverse stakeholders such as persons with disabilities and their representative organizations to mobilize and share their expertise and resources in order to achieve the SDGs. The development of public, public-private and civil society partnerships is also encouraged and promoted.

Partnerships are critical for persons with disabilities and their representative organizations because this is the best way to ensure that the disability community has representation and that the challenges faced by persons with disabilities are accounted for and met in the implementation of the SDGs. Persons with disabilities must therefore take a direct role in these partnerships to ensure that their interests are part of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs for the years to come.

The IDA and IDDC Partnership for SDGs 
IDA and IDDC work in partnership to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and realize the UN CRPD. IDA and IDDC collaborate in various projects and initiatives, including to ensure that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development brings visibility and realization of the rights of persons with disabilities.