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As it has been the case in 2001 and 2004, Ministers of Education are invited to send a brief personal message focusing on the themes to be discussed during the 48th session of the Conference.

Messages from Ministers of Education of the following 144 countries are available:
World Map of Messages of Ministers available

            A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

Algeria
Boubakeur Benbouzid, Ministre de l’Education Nationale
L’éducation pour l’inclusion : la voie de l’avenir

Andorra
Roser Bastida Areny, Ministra de Educació, Formació Professional, Joventut i Esports
Educación inclusiva: El camino hacia el futuro

Argentina
Juan Carlos Tedesco, Ministro de Educación
Educación inclusiva para una sociedad justa

Australia
Julia Gillard, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Education
Inclusive education: the way of the future

Austria

Dr. Claudia Schmied, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture

Inclusion – an international commitment

Azerbaijan
Misir Mardanov, Minister of Education
Inclusive education for equal opportunities and sustainable development

Bahamas
Carl W. Bethel, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: Our Right, Our Responsibility

Bahrain

Dr. Majed Ali Al Noaimi, Minister of Education
How Can Teaching and Learning Strategies Contribute to Inclusion

Bangladesh
Rasheda K. Choudhury, Advisor for Ministry of Primary and Mass Education Government
Inclusive Education for Sustainable Development

Barbados
Ronald D. Jones, Minister of Education and Human Resource Development
Inclusive Education - A Spectrum in which Each One Matters

Belgium
Christian Dupont, Ministre de l'Enseignement obligatoire de la Communauté française de Belgique
L’éducation pour l’inclusion : la voie de l’avenir

 

Frank Vandenbroucke, Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister for Employment, Education and Training
Inclusive education: the international debate steps up regional change

Benin
Christine A. I. Nougbodé Ouinsavi, Ministre de l’Enseignement Maternel et Primaire
Éducation inclusive et développement

Bhutan
Thakur S. Powdyel, Minister of Education
The Vital Covenant

Bolivia
Maria Magdalena Cajías de la Vega, Ministra de Educación y Culturas
Descolonización e inclusión de la Intra e Interculturalidad en la Educación Boliviana

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sredoje Nović, Minister of Civil Affairs
The challenges of quality in education and individualization of teaching process

Botswana
Jacob Dickie Nkate, Minister of Education and Skills Development
Inclusive education: Public Policies

Brunei Darussalam
Pehin Dato Abdul Rahman Taib, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: From Vision to Practice

Bulgaria
Dr. Daniel Vassilev Valtchev, Deputy prime minister, Minister of Education and Science
The reforms: the way to the inclusive education

Burkina Faso
Marie Odile Bonkoungou, Ministre l’Enseignement de Base et de l’Alphabétisation
L’expérience du Burkina Faso en éducation inclusive : le handicap n’est pas une fatalité

Burundi
Dr. Saïdi Kibeya, Ministre de l’Education Nationale et de la Recherche Scientifique
Education pour inclusion: quelques réalisations au Burundi depuis 2005

Cambodia
Im Sethy, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport
Inclusive Education: "The Way of the Future"

Canada
Kelly Lamrock, Minister of Education, New Brunswick
Inclusive Education – Building Lasting Partnerships

 

 

 

Michelle Courchesne, Ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, Ministre de la Famille, Québec
L’Éducation pour l’inclusion : nourrir les projets de chacun

Central African Republic

Ambroise Zawa, Ministre Délégué de l’Education Nationale

L’Éducation pour l’inclusion : politiques du secteur public

Chile
Mónica Jiménez de la Jara, Ministra de Educación
Educación: pilar del desarrollo y la inclusión social

China
Zhou Ji, Minister of Education
Education, the cornerstone for a harmonious society

Colombia

Cecilia María Vélez White, Ministra de Educación Nacional

"Educación inclusiva: El camino hacia el futuro"

Comoros
Kamaliddine Afraitane, Ministre de l’Éducation nationale, de la Recherche, des Arts, de la Culture, de la Jeunesse et des Sports
Reformer pour mieux prendre en compte l’éducation inclusive

Congo
Rosalie Kama-Niamayoua, Ministre de l’Enseignement Primaire et Secondaire chargée de l’Alphabétisation
L’inclusion scolaire au Congo : une vision élargie de l’éducation de base

Cook Islands
Jim Marurai, Prime Minister and Minister of Education
Education Outreach:  Expanding the Tools for Learning

Costa Rica
Dr. Leonardo Garnier Rímolo, Ministro de Educación Pública
Programa de  ética, estética y ciudadanía par la inclusión educativa

Côte d’Ivoire
Gilbert Bleu-Laine, Ministre de l’Education Nationale
Education pour l’inclusion : approches, orientations et contenu en Côte d’Ivoire

Croatia
Dr. Dragan Primorac, Minister of Science, Education and Sports
Inclusion and widening access – Croatian strategies and experiences

Cuba
Dr. Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella, Ministra de Educación
Cuba, educación de calidad para todos

Cyprus
Andreas Demetriou, Minister of Education and Culture
Inclusive Education: The Dream Becomes Reality in Cyprus

Czech Republic
Eva Bartoňová, State Secretary – Vice Minister of Education, Youth and Sport
Inclusive Education – Towards Equal Opportunities in Education

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Maker Mwangu Famba, Ministre de l’Enseignement Primaire, Secondaire et Professionnel
Education pour l’inclusion : approche, orientation et contenus

Denmark
Bertel Haarder, Minister for Education and Minister for Nordic Cooperation
Challenges in Inclusive Education

Djibouti
Abdi Ibrahim Absieh, Ministre de l’Education Nationale et de l’Enseignement Supérieur
Education inclusive, principe de base de la réforme de l’Ecole

Dominican Republic
Melanio A. Paredes Pinales, Secretario de Estado de Educación
Inclusive Education: A Commitment by All

Ecuador
Raúl Vallejo Corral, Ministro de Educación
Una educación de calidad y calidez para todos y todas

Egypt
Dr. Yosri El Gamal, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education in Egypt: Equity & Quality

El Salvador
José Luis Guzmán, Viceministro de Educación
Fomentar la Inclusión en todo momento y lugar

Eritrea
Semere Russom, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: Excluding Exclusion

Estonia
Tõnis Lukas, Minister of Education and Research
Inclusive education through linguistic and cultural integration

Ethiopia
Dr. Sentayehu Woldemichael, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: Inclusive Society

Fiji
Filipe Bole, Minister for Education, National Heritage, Culture & Arts, Youth & Sports
“Inclusive Education:  The Way of the Future”

Finland
Sari Sarkomaa, Minister of Education and Science
Equal opportunities in education

France
Xavier Darcos, Ministre de l’Éducation nationale
L’éducation pour l’inclusion : la voie de l’avenir

Gabon
Michel-Menga M'Essone, Ministre de l’Éducation Nationale et de l'Instruction Civique
L’éducation pour l’inclusion : la voie de l’avenir

Gambia
Fatou Lamin Faye, Secretary of State for Basic and Secondary Education
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Georgia
Anna Zhvania, Deputy Minister of Georgian Ministry of Education and Science
Inclusive education- The Equal opportunities for all

Germany
Ute Erdsiek-Rave, Minister for Education and Women’s Affairs of the Land of Schleswig-Holstein
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Ghana
Dominic Kwaku Fobih, Minister for Education, Science and Sports
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future - Learners and Teachers

Greece
Evripidis Stylianidis, Minister of National Education and Religious Affairs
From inclusive education to inclusive society

Grenada
Franka Alexis-Bernardine, Minister for Education and Human Resource Development
Inclusive Education: accepting diversity - embracing all

Guatemala
Ana Ordóñez de Molina, Ministra de Educación
Educación inclusiva: el camino hacia el futuro

Haiti
Joël Desrosiers Jean-Pierre, Ministre de l’Éducation nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle
Inclusion scolaire : Actions en cours et perspectives

Honduras
Dr. Marlon Antonio Brevé Reyes, Secretario de Estado en el Despacho de educación
La Inclusión…Una necesidad Educativa

Hungary
Dr. István Hiller, Minister for Education and Culture
Inclusive education – challenges in the 21st century

India
Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Dr. Alireza AliAhmadi, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: An urgent need for today’s world

Ireland
Batt O’Keeffe T.D, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Italy
Mariastella Gelmini, Minister for Education, University and Research
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Jamaica
Andrew Holness, Minister of Education
Meeting the Challenges of Delivering Inclusive Education

Japan
Shionoya Ryu, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Inclusive Education: Japan’s Fundamental Ideas on Education

Jordan
Dr Tayseer Al-Nahar  Al Noaimi, Minister of Education

Inclusive education

Kazakhstan
Zhanseyit K. Tuymebayev, Minister of Education and Science
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Kenya
Prof. Samson K. Ongeri, Minister for Education
Kenya’s Approaches to Inclusive Education

Kuwait
Nouriya Subeeh Barrak Al-Subeeh, Minister of Education and Higher Education
The future of inclusive education in Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Ishenkul Boldzhurova, Minister of Education and Science
A Challenge to Share: Preparation for the 48th Session of the International Conference on Education

Lao People's Democratic Republic
Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun, Deputy Minister of Education
Public Sector Policy for Inclusive Education, Lao PDR

Latvia
Dr. Tatjana Koke, Minister of Education and Science
From Regional Preparatory Conference in Riga to the 48th Session of ICE

Lebanon
Bahia EL Hariri, Ministre de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur
L’éducation pour l’inclusion : la voie de l’avenir

Lesotho
Norah Malijane Maqelepo, Minister of Education
Inclusive education: the way of the Future

Liberia
Dr. Joseph D.Z. Korto, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: the case of Liberia

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Dr. Abdalgader Mohamed Al Bagdadi, Secretary of the People’s General Committee for Education
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Lithuania
Algirdas Monkevičius, Minister of Education and Science
Lithuania: towards an inclusive education system

Luxembourg
Mady Delvaux-Stehres, Ministre de l’Education nationale et de la Formation professionnelle
« Actions favorisant l’inclusion et prévenant l’exclusion »

Madagascar
Stangeline Ralambomanana, Ministre de l’Education Nationale
Une nouvelle école pour le monde de demain

Malawi
Olive Masanza, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology (Basic and Secondary Education)
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Malaysia
Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Malta

Dolores Cristina, Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
Inclusive education: what of the future?

Mauritania
Ahmed Oud Bah, Ministre de l’Education Nationale
Education pour l’inclusion : Défis à relever

Mauritius
Vasant Kumar Bunwaree, Minister of Education, Culture and Human Resources
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Mexico
Josefina Vázquez Mota, Secretaria de Educación Pública
Educación Inclusiva en México

Monaco
Yvette Lambin-Berti, Commissaire Général chargé de la Direction de l'Education Nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports
L'Education pour l'inclusion: la voie de l'avenir

Mozambique
Aires Bonífácio Baptista Ali, Minister of Education and Culture
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Namibia
Nangolo Mbumba, Minister of Education
Towards inclusive societies: The role of public policies

Netherlands Antilles
Omayra Victoria Elisabeth Leeflang, Minister of Education and Culture and Minister of Public Health and Social Affairs
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

New Zealand
Carter Chris, Minister of Education
Inclusive education for the 21st century

Nicaragua
Miguel De Castilla Urbina, Ministro de Educación
Educación Inclusiva: Una Responsabilidad Compartida

Nigeria

Hajiya Aishatu Jibril Dukku, Minister of Education
Inclusive education: Public Policies

Oman
Yahya Bin Saud Al-Sulaimi, Minister of Education
Inclusive education

Pakistan
Jehangir Bashar, Federal secretary, Ministry of Education
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Papua New Guinea
Sani Rambi, Minster of Education
Why the Promises Made to the Disadvantaged not Fulfilled

Peru
José Antonio Chang Escobedo, Ministro de Educación
Educación inclusiva: calidad y equidad

Portugal
Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues, Ministre de l’Éducation
Diversité et inclusion dans l’éducation

Qatar
Sheikha Ahmad Al-Mahmoud, Minister of Education and Higher Education and Secretary General of the Supreme Education Council
Teaching and Learning Strategies Towards Achieving Inclusive Education

Republic of Korea
Byong Man Ahn, Minister of Education, Science and Technology
The Korean Government’s Educational Policies for Underprivileged Students

Republic of Moldova
Dr. Savga Larisa, Minister of Education and Youth
Inclusive Education: the Way towards a “School for All”

Romania
Anton Anton, Minister of Education, Research and Youth
Inclusive Education, chances for everyone

Rwanda
Dr. Daphrosa Gahakwa, Minister of Education
Transition from policy to implementation of inclusion in Rwandan education

San Marino
Francesca Michelotti, Ministre de l’Education
L’éducation pour l’inclusion : la voie de l’avenir

Saudi Arabia
Prince Dr. Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Megren Al Saud, Vice Minister of Education for Girls Education
From Access to Quality

Senegal
Kalidou Diallo, Ministre de l’Education, Chargé de l’Enseignement Préscolaire, de l’Elémentaire et du Moyen
L’éducation inclusive : une expérience d’équité pour une éducation de qualité pour tous en 2015

Seychelles
Bernard Shamlaye, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education – the way for small island states

Singapore
Dr. Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence
Quality Education for All

Slovenia
Dr. Igor Lukšič, Minister of Education and Sport
Education for Inclusive Society

South Africa
Naledi Pandor, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education and the Building of a Socially Just Society

Spain
Dra. Mercedes Cabrera Calvo-Sotelo, Ministra de Educación, Política Social y Deporte
Educación inclusiva: avanzar hacia una educación de calidad para todos y entre todos

Sri Lanka
Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: Effective practices in Sri Lanka

Sudan
Dr. Hamid Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of General Education
Inclusive Education: Twin Challenges of Availability and Quality

Swaziland
Themba Johan Msibi, Minister of Education
No Child Excluded from Education

Sweden
Jan Björklund, Minister for Education
Education for all constitutes a basic Human Right

Switzerland
Charles Beer, Conseiller d'Etat en charge du Département de l'instruction publique
Bienvenue à Genève!

Syrian Arab Republic
Dr. Ali Saad, Minister of Education
National Project for Educational Development

Thailand
Somchai Wongsawat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: From Vision to Practice

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Pero Stojanovski, Minister of Education and Science
Towards a better inclusive education through the campaign “Knowledge is strength, knowledge is power”

Togo
Messan Adimado Aduayom, Ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche
Poser les jalons pour l’avenir

Trinidad and Tobago
Esther Le Gendre, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: a challenging and rewarding path  to successful development

Tunisia
Hatem Ben Salem, Ministre de l’Education et de la Formation
L'école est inclusive ou elle n'est pas

Turkey
Prof. Hüseyin Çelik, Minister of National Education
A campaign that leads children to the future

Uganda
Namirembe Bitamazire Geraldine, Minister of Education and Sports
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Ukraine
Dr. Ivan Vakarchuk, Minister of Education and Science
Development of inclusive education in Ukraine

United Arab Emirates
Dr. Hanif Hassan, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: Systems, Links, and Transitions in the UAE

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Sarah McCarthy Fry, Minister for Schools and Learners (England)
The concept of inclusive education in England: excellence and equity

United Republic of Tanzania
Jumanne A. Maghembe, Minister of Education and vocational training, Tanzania Mainland
Complementary Basic Education in Tanzania

 

 

Haroun Ali Suleiman, Minister for Education and vocational training, Tanzania Zanzibar
Minister’s Statement

United States of America
Margaret Spellings, Secretary of Education
Inclusive Education: Measuring Success for All Students

Uruguay
María Simón, Ministra de Educación y Cultura
La educación inclusiva para la sociedad del aprendizaje

Uzbekistan
Gayrat Shoumarov, Minister of Public Education
Towards Inclusive and Knowledge Society

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Héctor Augusto Navarro Díaz, Ministro del Poder Popular para la Educación
Educación para todos y todas

 

Luís Acuña Cedeño, Ministro del Poder Popular para la Educación Superior
La educación como elemento transformador de la sociedad

Yemen
Abdulsalam M. Al-Joufi, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education Vision, policy and practices in Republic of Yemen

Zambia
Dr. Geoffrey Lungwangwa, Minister of Education
Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future

Zimbabwe
Dr. Isack Stanislous Gorerazvo Mudenge, Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education
Public policies to promote inclusive education targeting the vulnerable groups