ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2018/TP.2
Publication Type: Policy briefs
Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination
Initiatives: Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities
Keywords: Disability, Public transport, Sustainable development, Urbanization
Disability and SDG 11 in the Arab Region, Social Development Bulletin, Vol. 7 No. 1
SDG 11 aims to "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". In order to achieve this in the highly urbanized Arab region, it is critical that cities make public services and infrastructure accessible to vulnerable populations, including women, children, elderly persons and persons with disabilities. Safe and accessible public transportation and green spaces are key to facilitating an inclusive urban environment in which persons with disabilities can live and work. Although challenges remain, much progress has been made in Arab cities to further the objectives of SDG 11.