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Sharing knowledge – Inclusive education

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The importance of inclusive education for children with disabilities through the experiences of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia

When
Friday, 1 March 2013, from 13:15 to 14:45 hrs

Where
Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

What
A briefing which highlights the importance of inclusive education for children with disabilities through the experiences of former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia: good practices and innovations, appropriate legal framework, suitable policies, communication campaigns and financing.

Who

  • Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia, Dr. Zarko Obradovic
  • Minister of Education and Science of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Pance Kralev
  • Deputy Minister of Education and Sports of Montenegro, Ms. Vesna Vucurovic
  • UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Ms. Yoka Brandt
  • Chief Executive Officer of Down Syndrome Ireland, representing the International Disability Alliance, Mr. J. Patrick Clarke.

The Issue
An unacceptable number of children with disabilities are hidden away at home where they receive no education and no support. Children with disabilities are often excluded and invisible and their rights are being violated. There is a need for policy reforms and a change in attitude. Inclusive education provides the opportunities needed for children with disabilities as well as other excluded children to achieve their full potential so they can be active and productive members of society and an important social and human resource.

Media Contacts

John Budd, UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States
Tel: +41794311537
Email: 
jbudd@unicef.org

Suzie Pappas Capovska
UNICEF FYR Macedonia
Tel: +38972236725
Email: spappas@unicef.org

Jelena Perovic
UNICEF Montenegro
Tel: +382 69 225 315
Email: jperovic@unicef.org 

Jadranka Milanovic
UNICEF Serbia
Tel: + 381 63 33 62 83
Email: jmilanovic@unicef.org 

 

 
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