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The Right to Education for Persons with Disabilities
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2019 | 197 p.
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Persons with disabilities are often excluded from the education system, whether out-of-school entirely, educated in separate institutions or participating in a mainstream system which is not adapted to their needs and abilities. The 2030 Agenda commitment to ‘leave no one behind’ has reinforced the global discourse towards inclusive, equitable education. As part of its mandate, UNESCO monitors the implementation of the 1960 Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education. During the Ninth Consultation on the implementation of this instrument, almost all Member States reported upon measures that they have taken in relation to the right to education for persons with disabilities. This document compiles practical examples extracted from these reports for information sharing and advocacy.


Resource Type: 
Programme reports and evaluations
Human rights / Human dignity
Social justice / Equity
Inclusive / Diversity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education


Right to education; Inclusive education; Country reports