This self-study module provides a mix of webpages, scientific papers, digital lectures, and videos on the general theme of Leave No One Behind.
The module consists of 10 references of which you are to select the 5 you find most relevant and study the references at your own pace during Ideation (before 1 May 2023).
You are encouraged to expand your investigations beyond the module, and to seek advice and inspiration from the peers and experts you meet during Ideation.
Reference: United Nations (2022) Leave No One Behind.
Keywords: Pledge, Commitment, Responsibility, Reach the furthest behind first
Work load: 1 page
Description: This webpage documents how the 193 United Nation Member States of the 2030 Agenda have committed to Leave No One Behind in their implementation of the SDGs. Moreover, it stresses how Member States will “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first” from an essential recognition of how “the dignity of the human person is fundamental”.
Reference: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2018) What does it mean to leave no one behind? A UNPD discussion paper and framework for implementation.
Keywords: 2030 Agenda, Five key factors, Intersectionality, Action
Work load: 29 pages
Description: With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 193 United Nations Member States pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first.”
This paper suggests a framework that governments and stakeholders can use in their countries to take action to leave no one behind in a way that enables and accelerates national progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Reference: The World Bank (2022) Disability Inclusion.
Keywords: Disability, Inclusion, 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, 10 Commitments
Work load: 2 + 6 pages
Description: The World Bank Group is a global partnership working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. With their Disability Inclusion project, the World Bank has committed to support the inclusion of people with disability worldwide (Link 1). At the first Global Disability Summit in 2018, the World Bank announced 10 commitments towards disability inclusive development. These commitments address topics such as: Education, Technology and innovation, Data disaggregation, and Transportation (Link 2).
Link 1: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/disability#1
Link 2: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/socialsustainability/brief/world-bank-group-commitments-on-disability-inclusion-development
Reference: Vavik, Tom & Keitsch, Martina Maria (2010) Exploring relationships between universal design and social sustainable development: some methodological aspects to the debate on the sciences of sustainability. Sustainable Development. Vol 18 (5).
Keywords: Social Sustainable Development, Universal Design, Methodological approach, User Involvement, Inclusion
Work load: 11 pages
Description: This article explores what is meant by Universal Design and how it relates to social sustainable development. It investigates general ideas within Universal Design and Social Sustainable Development and indicates relations between the two, e.g., by discussing how they both are based on three common goals of: inclusion, access, and participation.
Reference: Abualghaib, Ola; Groce, Nora; Simeu, Natalie; Carew, Mark T.; Mont, Daniel (2019) Making Visible the Invisible: Why Disability-Disaggregated Data is Vital to “Leave No-One Behind”. Sustainability 11 (11), 3091.
Keywords: Disability data, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, Monitoring and evaluation
Work load: 11 pages
Description: This article stresses the need for disability-disaggregated data to highlight where deprivation and disparity of levels of inclusion exist. It showcases a selection of data from the Disability Data Portal illustrating the multiple and intersecting forms of exclusion and discrimination that people with disabilities experience. In conclusion, the article stresses the need for accessible collection of data that is up-to-date, accessible, comparable, and disaggregated to highlight trends and differences in the exclusion and marginalisation facing people with disability, and to monitor and evaluate the success of the 2030 Agenda of ‘leaving no one behind’.
Reference: Ericsson, Stina, Wojahn, Daniel, Sandström, Ida & Hedvall, Per-Olof (2020) Language that Supports Sustainable Development: How to Write about People in Universal Design Policy. Sustainability 12(22), 9561.
Keywords: Categorisation, Societal understandings, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Universal Design, Policy
Work load: 8 pages (Selected pages: 1-4 + 16-17)
Description: This article serves to introduce a critical reflection of how to approach categorisations of people. The paper introduces a Swedish study identifying how the understanding of “everyone” in Universal Design (UD) is conceptualised in Swedish UD policy. In conclusion, the article provides a set of 7 recommendations for how to categorise people with regards to UD.
Reference: Ryhl, Camilla (2022) Universal design and Leave No One Behind. Universal Design Hub – Bevica Fonden.
Format: Video (speech in Danish, captions in English)
Keywords: Concept, History, View of humanity, Sustainable Development Goals, Disability
Work load: 14 minutes
Description: This video is an introduction to the concept of Universal Design. It explores the history of the concept, provides examples of its application, and clarifies how Universal Design can work as a lever for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Reference: Wandel, Jens. (2022) SDGs and Universal Design. Universal Design Hub – Bevica Fonden.
Format: Video (speech in English, captions in English)
Keywords: UN, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals, Human agency, Disability
Work load: 18 minutes
Description: In this video, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are broken down into 4 aspects of our lives. The video discusses sustainability, Universal Design and the Leave No One Behind agenda, and how they are all connected.
Reference: The Swedish Agency for Participation (2020) The principle of universal design as a tool for leaving no one behind.
Format: Video (speech in English, captions in English)
Keywords: Diversity, Participation, Convention on the Rights of People with Disability (CRPD), Sustainable development, United Nations
Work load: 17 minutes (Selected time span: 00:00 – 16.33)
Description: Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, provides a short introduction into how the CRPD was adopted in the 2030 Agenda and argues for the continuous importance of including the perspectives, needs and rights of people with disabilities. Devandas-Aguilar points out the need for universal designs at a global level and stresses how UN States need more guidance on how to include and engage people with disabilities into their general work and integration of the CRDP and the SDGs.
Reference: The Technical University of Denmark (2022) Technology Leaving No One Behind.
Keywords: Technology, DTU SkyLab, Inclusion, Accessibility, Design methods
Work load: 5 minutes
Description: This video showcases how The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) incorporates the “Leave No One Behind” agenda in their strategy, research, education, and student entrepreneurship through the collaborative project “Technology leaving no one behind”. This project aims to promote inclusion and accessibility as a natural part of the design and development of new technical solutions for engineering students.