Hendrik Van Der Pol, the Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), has informed RESULTS that letters from our activists ‘encouraged [the UIS] to revisit the issue of statistics on children with disabilities and re-evaluate the efforts that UIS could make.’
In his letter Mr Van Der Pol set out UIS’s commitments to:
- collaborate with countries to advance understanding and application of survey-based approaches that seek to improve knowledge on educational exclusion and affected groups;
- connect demand from Member States for specific measurement solutions regarding disability to relevant experts;
- work together with other international agencies to promote the work of specialists who are active in this field.
You can read the full letter here.
We are pleased that UIS have now set out some more detail about what they will do to tackle the lack of data on disabled children, who make up a third of all out-of-school children in the world. We will be continuing our dialogue with the UIS, so watch this space!