UNICEF Russian Federation held the first-ever conference of its kind to promote inclusive education for children with disabilities in September, 2011. 20 representatives from the CEE/CIS countries gathered to discuss the global movement toward inclusive education and exploring the region’s fit within the global trend; sharing best practices implemented so far in the region; and enhancing collaboration among all stakeholders.



Podcast #45: Regional conference to focus on inclusive education for children with disabilities

NEW YORK, USA, 22 September 2011 – Over 1.5 million children in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) live with disabilities. Commonly locked up in segregated institutions or hidden away in their homes, children with disabilities are one of the most marginalised groups in our society. They are often denied their basic right to quality education and lack opportunities to interact with their peers and actively participate in society.