Sustainable Development Goals summit 2023 and the global pledge on disability-focused early childhood development

Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Volume 11, June 2023
Olusanya B.O., Cheung V.G., Hadders-Algra M., Breinbauer C., Smythe T., Moreno-Angarita M. et al.

In September, 2023, the second global summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be held during the annual UN General Assembly for the midpoint appraisal of the 2015–30 Agenda for Sustainable Development.1 The summit will review the global progress in implementing the SDGs, consider new challenges that arose since 2015, provide updated policy guidance, and mobilise action to accelerate progress towards achieving the SDGs. This occasion provides a rare and timely opportunity to review the global commitment on early childhood development (ECD) for children younger than 5 years, and to leave no one behind (SDG 4.2).