Disability and education
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, on this day, the international community comes together to take stock of the progress that has been made to advance the rights of people with disabilities around the world.
At the World Bank, we commemorate the signing of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and underscore our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), to “ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities” by 2030.
Yet, despite these international commitments, globally, too many students with disabilities still face significant barriers when it comes to attending school.
In China, for instance, approximately 5.8 million school-age children with disabilities face difficulties in accessing education. The rate of school dropouts for these children is close to 35 percent... — blog.wb.org/blogs