The basic premise of the Convention is that children (all human beings below the age of 18) are born with fundamental freedoms and the inherent rights of all human beings. Many governments have enacted legislation, created mechanisms and put into place a range of creative measures to ensure the protection and realisation of the rights of those under the age of 18. Each [...]
The World conference on special needs education: access and quality launched the concept of inclusive education. The Salamanca statement (World Conference on Special Needs Education: Access and Quality, Salamanca, Spain, 7-10 June 1994) is a major international policy document, outlining the global consensus on the needs for educational reform and the policies and strategies [...]
The World Declaration on Education for All and the Framework for Action to Meet Basic This document, listing 22 rules summarizing the World Programme of Action, was one of the outcomes of the United Nations’ Decade of the Disabled Person. Although not a legally binding instrument, the Standard Rules represent a strong moral and political commitment of Governments to take action [...]
Meeting basic learning needs: a vision for the 1990s. Background document. World conference on education for all. 5-9 March 1990. Jomtien, Thailand.
This document provides useful background information on the rationale and ideas contained in the World Declaration on Education for All and the Framework for Action to Meet Basic Learning Needs, which were adopted by the World Conference on Education for All (Jomtien, Thailand, 1990). The reader will also find in this document numerous examples of actual experiences in meeting [...]
World Declaration on Education for All, Jomtien, Thailand (1990) and the Dakar Framework for Action (2000)
The World Declaration on Education for All and the Framework for Action to Meet Basic Learning Needs are products of a wide and systematic process of consultation conducted from October 1989 through January 1990 under the auspices of the Inter-Agency Commission established to organize the World Conference. Earlier drafts of the documents were discussed at nine regional and [...]