Monitoring SDG 4: Indicators for Not Leaving Persons with Disabilities Behind

Americas, News, August 14 2018

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BUENOS AIRES: The Regional Network for Inclusive Education presents “Monitoring of SDG 4: Indicators for not leaving behind people with disabilities”, a document that proposes key indicators to measure the progress of the States in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 4.

On March 1, 2016, a new world agenda was launched aimed at reducing poverty and inequality, and promoting prosperity, well-being and care for the environment. On that occasion, the 193 countries that make up the United Nations undertook to move forward around 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the next 15 years and to collect data that accounts for their progress.

SDG 4 seeks to ensure an inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. In order to ensure that this objective does not leave people with disabilities behind, it is necessary to build robust, pertinent and comprehensive global, thematic, regional and national indicators that allow States to draw up comprehensive diagnoses on their educational situation.

This paper aims to briefly explore the issue of the lack of data on education of persons with disabilities in the region and propose without pretending to be exhaustive-certain key indicators to ensure quality data collection that allows progress in inclusive education policies and put an end to discriminatory norms, cultures and practices that violate the rights of this group.

You can access the document in PDF  and  Word version.

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Source: RREI

Re-posted with permission.

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