Disability and SDG 11 in the Arab Region; Social Development Bulletin; Vol. 7 No. 1

The right to the city is defined as "more than the individual liberty to access urban resources: it is a right to change ourselves by changing the city…the freedom to make and remake our cities". SDG 11 aims to make cities hubs for innovation, cooperation and economic and social progress for all residents, regardless of age, nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or ability. In an age of unprecedented urbanization, it is imperative that nations work proactively to build urban centres that are sustainable and inclusive of all members of society. Arab countries face regional instability, climate-related stressors and above-average rates of urbanization, all of which place a burden on infrastructure and public resources.

This bulletin explores disability inclusion in the context of achieving SDG 11 in Arab citites.