"Ours is a battle for freedom, ours is a battle not just for economical gains and political power, ours is a battle for reclamation of human personality”
— Babasaheb Ambedkar

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION OF DESCENT BASED DISCRIMINATED COMMUNITIES & GLOBAL CASTE STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS THEM THROUGH SDGS

The Sustainable Development Goals is the new global developmental agenda which generated much debates and acceptance as the most popular development model through inclusion and participation with its people centric approach towards, policy making, policy implementation and follow up with the core focus on ‘leaving no one behind’. With all the positive signs through this paradigm shifting global developmental agenda, there are concerns its reach and impact on the traditionally marginalised and socially excluded communities.

The need for inclusion of the 260 million plus discriminated communities based work and descent and similar structurally discriminated would be crucial for the success of any inclusive and people centric global developmental programme.For any systemic and transformative action, the primary focus should be towards ensuring the development translating into yield positive and progressive resultsfor these communities. With High Level Political Forum reviewing the countries progress in achieving the inclusive, transparent, accountable and participatory SDG process in the UN HQ, the issues addressing the inclusion and participation the traditionally discriminated communities in development have mostly been ignored nationally and globally.

The roundtable aims to engage various communities and leaders around the world who faces discrimination based on work and descent, caste or similarly discriminated groups to discuss, share and plan towards engagement, solidarity and cooperation with each other and staging a platform towards working together for commonly addressing the issue.

ADRF would like to extend our gratitude for your solidarity and would like to seek support in co organizing and participation in this event on13th(TBC) in New York, USA. For any information on this, kindly toDr. Deepak Nikarthil at deepak.nikarthil@asiadalitrightsforum.org.