20. Conclusions and Recommendations of the 48th session of the International Conference on Education (ICE) (2008)
(Adopted at the International Conference on Education, Geneva, Switzerland, 25- 28 November 2008)

Meeting at the forty-eighth session of the UNESCO International Conference on Education (Geneva, 25-28 November 2008), we, the Ministers of Education, heads of delegation and delegates from 153 Member States have, alongside representatives of 20 intergovernmental organizations, 25 NGOs, foundations and other institutions of civil society, taken part in constructive and challenging debates on the theme of “Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future.”

At the conclusion of our work, participants recalled Article 26 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights that states that everyone has a right to education. We also affirm that inclusive quality education is fundamental to achieving human, social and economic development.