Spain violated the right to inclusive education of a child with disabilities, an independent UN human rights committee has found, calling on the country to end any educational segregation of students with disabilities in both special education and mainstream schools.
A group of migrant boats stranded at sea, was rescued off the Spanish coast on Thursday, and at least 25 people are believed to be dead or missing, including a pregnant woman, the UN Refugee Agency, UNCHR, has reported.
The world is facing enormous global challenges, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, Prime Minister of Spain, told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, underscoring that these times “do not need nationalist or non-inclusive rhetoric.”
A group of UN human rights experts has welcomed the announcement earlier this month by the Spanish Minister of Justice that the Government is paving the way for a Truth Commission to investigate violations that occurred during the civil war and the era of dictatorship under General Francisco Franco that followed.
Spain’s reported announcement that it will allow a boat to dock carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees that was originally turned away from Italy is a “generous display of solidarity”, the UN Refugee Agency said on Monday. UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley spoke with Daniel Johnson.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Spain’s Queen Sofia today highlighted the continued need for girls’ education, addressing the livelihood challenges faced by today’s youth and continuing to combat intolerance, while the United Nations chief also recognized the contributions rendered by King Juan Carlos during his reign.