Jim Murphy – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Murphy on 2014-04-29.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that people with one or more physical, sensory, intellectual or mental health impairment are explicitly mentioned in the Sustainable Development Goals and their attendant targets and indicators.

Justine Greening

The UK is pushing for the principle of ‘Leave no one behind’ to be included in the MDGs successor development framework, which was a central element of the report prepared for the UN Secretary general by the High Level Panel, co-chaired by the Prime Minister. We should ensure that no person, regardless of disability is denied universal human rights and basic opportunities.