By IDA

 - June 28, 2022

The International Disability and Development Consortium (IDCC), the International Disability Alliance (IDA), the Global Action on Disability (GLAD) Network and the Global Coalition for Education (GCE), call for the international community to commit to ensuring disability-inclusive quality education, including in early childhood, in global efforts to mobilise action ahead of the Transforming Education Pre-Summit (28th-30th June) and Summit (19th September). We call on the TES Secretariat, UN Member States, civil society partners and other education actors to ensure that the rights of children and youth with disabilities, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and the promise of Leave No One Behind are at the heart of discussions and outcomes of the TES. Education systems cannot be transformed to be inclusive without sufficient and targeted financing; accessible digital learning; supported education staff; and inclusive teaching approaches for lifelong learning and work.

The full statement can be read in Word and PDF and a shortened version in Word and PDF.

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