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One of the most debated issues concerning CRPD article 24 on inclusive education, is the question how can we get “From Right to Practice”? To provide answers to the most compelling questions on this matter, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is currently preparing a General Comment.

Thanks to the 330+ nominations we received to our call for nominations (special thanks to all our partners), we know that inclusive education is:
– already happening, today,

– including children with all kinds of disabilities,

– and works all across the world, even in emergency situations.


To provide the CRPD Committee with a glimpse of our preliminary findings, Michael Fembek, who heads the Zero Project, has been invited to speak at the side event “Inclusive Education. From Right to Practice”, organized by Inclusion International (member of our partner International Disability Alliance).

This event will be chaired by Klaus Lachwitz, President, Inclusion International, and examine, in particular, the evolution of the understanding of what “inclusion” means for persons with intellectual and other disabilities; highlight examples from all regions of the world; and review the new position of the International Disability Alliance and Inclusion International on inclusive education and its implications for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.


·        Dr. Michael Fembek, Director, Zero Project, Essl Foundation

·        Maureen Piggot, President, Inclusion Europe

·        Osamu Nagase, Asia-Pacific Regional Representative, Inclusion International

·        Fatma Wangare, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (KAIH)

·        Diane Richler, Past President, Inclusion International.


The event will take place on Friday 28th August 2015, from 1.45pm to 2.45pm, in the Ground floor conference room of Palais Wilson, Geneva. Join us for the discussion directly (UN accreditation needed), or follow us via the treaty body webcast.

You can download the draft flyer of the event here.