The International Disability Alliance (IDA) have released its first global report on Inclusive Education - a cross disability perspective on implementing Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) in line with Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The report states that building a truly inclusive education system is the only way to achieve SDG 4 for all children – including children and youth with disabilities – whomever and wherever they are.

This report...

  • Lays down the minimum conditions required for inclusion of all learners – including learners with disabilities;
  • States all learners with and without disabilities learn together with their peers in schools and classes in their local community schools;
  • Calls for inclusive education not as an add-on to existing systems but as basis for educational transformation;
  • Clarifies that inclusive education goes beyond enforcement of non-discrimination, zero rejection policies and the duty to provide reasonable accommodations;
  • Provides recommendations to build an inclusive education system geared towards providing quality education to all children and youth equitably;
  • Recommends phasing out segregated settings while preserving the unique skills to foster inclusive education in the broadest sense.

Read the full report:

IDA Inclusive Education Report 2020

What DSi are doing

We are developing international education guidelines for people with Down syndrome to improve the availability and quality of education around the world and to contribute to the realisation of their right to an inclusive education and lifelong learning as outlined in Article 24 of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Read more about our education guidelines project: