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International forum on inclusion and equity in education

Every learner matters

All children and young people should learn together, wherever possible, regardless of any difficulties or differences they may have. Inclusive schools and learning settings must recognize and respond to the diverse needs of their students.  

UNESCO’s International forum on inclusion and equity in education - Every learner matters is being held in Cali, Colombia from 11 to 13 September 2019. The International Forum, organized by UNESCO in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Colombia and the City of Cali,  will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the World Conference on Special Needs Education held in Salamanca. It will explore challenges and strategies to overcome persistent barriers for vulnerable and marginalized groups and celebrate progress in moving towards education systems that leave no one behind, promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

DAY 1 - Wednesday 11 September 2019

Inaugural ceremony

Ministerial round table: Ensuring that every learner matters

Keynote speeches:
- Recall the concepts - what do we mean by inclusion in education?
- The legacy of Salamanca: where next?

Introductory discussion: Inclusion and equity in and for Sustainable Development Goal 4

Youth taking the floor: Why inclusion in education matters

DAY 2 - Thursday 12 September 2019

Session 1: Legislation, plans and policy frameworks for inclusion and equity in education. Plenary session followed by 5 parallel sessions.

Session 2: Rethinking teaching and learning processes to respond to diversity. Plenary session followed by 4 parallel sessions.

Side events

DAY 3 - Friday 13 September 2019

Session 3: Cultivating approaches for learner-friendly inclusive learning environments. Plenary session followed by 4 parallel sessions.

Session 4: Innovative ways to engage multi-sectoral partnerships to ensure inclusion and equity in education. Plenary session followed by a participatory workshop and 3 parallel sessions.

Closing session