A/HRC/RES/25/20

United Nations

General Assembly

Distr.: General
14 April 2014
Original: English

Human Rights Council
Twenty-fifth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council

25/20.
The right to education of persons with disabilities
The Human Rights Council,
Recalling the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
Recalling also the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness
of all human rights and fundamental freedoms and the need for persons with disabilities to
be guaranteed the full enjoyment of their rights and freedoms without discrimination,
Reaffirming all previous resolutions of the Human Rights Council on the rights of
persons with disabilities, the most recent of which was resolution 22/3 of 21 March 2013,
and welcoming the efforts of all stakeholders to implement those resolutions,
Recalling the human right of everyone to education, which is enshrined in, inter alia,
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on
the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the International
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the International
Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, and, most
recently with regard to persons with disabilities, in the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities, and other relevant international instruments,
Recalling in particular that article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities reaffirms the right of persons with disabilities to education, and provides
that, with a view to realizing this right without discrimination and on the basis of equal
opportunity, States parties shall ensure an inclusive education system at all levels and
lifelong learning,
Recalling relevant guidelines of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization, such as the Guidelines for Inclusion: Ensuring Access to Education
for All of 2005,
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