Including children and persons with disabilities in education

DESA along with its partners will organize a side-event panel discussion on realizing the MDG of universal primary education for children with disabilities at the 2011 High-Level Segment of the substantive session of ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review in Geneva on 5 July. The event entitled "Education for All: inclusion of children and persons with disabilities" will highlight the findings of the first World Disability Report and explore the barriers facing children with disabilities in their access to education and ways to foster inclusive education which benefits all children. The panel will also discuss options for strengthening mechanisms for collecting data and information on children with disabilities who may be otherwise unaccounted for in national statistics on education and school enrolment.

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