UNESCO will host two key events on inclusive education from March 13-15, 2024.

These events commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Salamanca Statement, a landmark declaration that affirmed the global commitment to fully inclusive education for students with intellectual disabilities.


The Salamanca Statement, signed by 92 governments, recognized that all children should be included in mainstream education settings.

It emphasized that inclusive schools must adapt to learners’ diverse needs rather than expecting those learners to conform to a rigid system.

Despite progress, millions of children are still denied their right to inclusive, quality education.

High-level Policy Dialogue (March 13th)

  • Title: Celebrating inclusion in education: 30th Anniversary of Salamanca Declaration
  • Date: March 13, 2024
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Location: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France (Room I)

This UNESCO event will bring together high-level ministries of education representatives as key partners to foster policy dialogue on how countries are prioritizing and promoting inclusion in education.

How to Register

In-person registration is required by March 10th, 2024. Register here.

Global Inclusive Schools’ Forum (March 14-15th)

This forum, co-organized by UNESCO and International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners (IFIP), will showcase innovative and inclusive educational practices from around the world.

You can find further details on the event webpage.

How to Register

Registration for the Forum is required. Register here.

Inclusion International at the Events

Several Inclusion International members will be attending in person.

If you plan to attend, please let us know! We’re also coordinating materials for distribution and a media campaign surrounding the events.