Salamanca Declaration and Framework, UNESCO, 1994 Reference: ED-94/WS/l 8. In 1994, more than 300 participants, including 92 governments and 25 international organizations, gathered in Salamanca, Spain, to promote the goals of inclusive education. The resulting Salamanca Declaration (UNESCO, 1994) was framed by a rights-based perspective on education. Although the explanation focuses on children, Described as “special needs”, it reaffirmed from the outset its commitment to: more than 300 participants, representing 92 governments and 25 international organizations, met in Salamanca, Spain, in June 1994, to promote the goal of education for all, reflecting on the fundamental policy changes needed to promote inclusive education, so that schools can serve all children, especially those with special pedagogical support. Accepted by akklamation, in the city of Salamanca, Spain, on June 10, 1994. Adopted by the World Conference on Special Education: Access and Quality (Salamanca, Spain, 7-10 June 1994). The declaration acknowledged that in many countries there are “well-established systems of special schools for people with specific disabilities”: these schools could “be a valuable resource for the development of inclusive schools” (UNESCO, 1994, p. 12). However, it calls on countries that do not have such a system to “focus their efforts on the development of inclusive schools” (UNESCO, 1994, p. 13) as well as on specialized support services so that they can reach the majority of children and young people. All measures, both local and national, should enable children with disabilities to attend their local schools. The framework for action outlines new reflections on special education and policy directions at the national, regional and international levels. Guidelines for national action include: in June 1994, representatives of 92 Governments and 25 international organizations established the World Conference on Special Education, held in Salamanca, Spain.