The Leave No One Behind (LNOB) coalition in Denmark has launched a new LNOB report which is both methodologically strong and has thematic political recommendations. The report was launched in the first week of February 2023 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with around 50 participant and 60 more online. Tim Whyte, ActionAid Denmark (AADK) General Secretary presented the report and the main findings. The Danish coalition produced this report because of lack of focus on LNOB in Danish politics around the SDGs. The report is addressed to the government and other authorities and stakeholders who have the main responsibility to implement the SDGs and LNOB in Denmark.
Methodologically, The Danish LNOB coalition found inspiration in the UN’s guiding principles to national states on how to implement LNOB with five steps (link page 11). The coalition made focus group interviews with three target groups (ethnic minorities, elderly and Inuit living in DK), while drawing insights from five other target groups (women, LGBT+ community, refugees, people with disabilities, socially disadvantages groups such as homeless people). Political recommendations were produced based on key insights from the interviewees and references from the coalition members. Thematically, the other half of the report focuses on Health (SDG 3) Representation (SDG 10) and Legal Security (SDG 16). In each chapter, the Danish coalition provides a list of concerns where the target groups feel left out.
To read the report summary (in English) and download the report (in Danish), please click here.