UNESCO policy guidelines on inclusion in education


These guidelines were discussed at the International Conference on Education in Geneva in November 2008. The objectives of the guidelines are to assist countries in strengthening the focus on inclusion in their strategies and plans for education, to introduce the broadened concept of inclusive education and to highlight the areas that need particular attention to promote inclusive education and strengthen policy development.


You can download the document "Policy Guidelines on Inclusion in Education" here as a PDF document:


Arabic version

Chinese version

English version

French version

German version

Russian version

Spanish version


Other language versions will follow soon.


The examples link to the suggested actions in the policy guidelines – which in turn address the key policy concerns and policy questions. If you are interested in a particular area, you can access examples by exploring policy concerns, policy questions,or gaps to be resolved using the links in the left hand menu.