Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education (UDBIE)

Balanced and Inclusive Education is an approach to educational quality and inclusivity that is responsive to the cultural, ethical, and social dimensions of the learning process, rendering education fulfilling for the individual and intrinsically relevant to society. Proclaimed on 29 January 2020, the Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education (UDBIE) paved the way for the creation of the OSC, to contribute to the construction of a third, equitable and inclusive way of development.

An Educational Transformation

The Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education (UDBIE) is structured around 15 articles, each of which includes a paragraph affirming a set of universal principles, rights, and educational duties, followed by two concrete commitments. In numbers, the UDBIE counts with:
The 4 pillars of Balanced and Inclusive Education:
The UDBIE is categorised into 5 sections:
An approach based upon an in-dept cultural introspection for a more complete  understanding of inter-indebtedness and interdependence of cultures
An interactional and synergetic approach based upon problem-posing dialogue and critical exchange, for free and critical thinking through the proactive participation of learners

International Cooperation

A recognition of the need, in an interconnected world, for international, cross-sectoral South-South and North-South platforms based upon equality amongst parties, equity in their relations, and solidarity instead of charity

An integrative multi-perspective approach based upon interconnecting both academic as well as non-academic knowledge domains for a complex and holistic understanding of the world

A context-centred approach based upon the integration and adaptation to the realities, values, and interpretive frameworks of the learners, to develop their sense of co-ownership and co-creation
The UDBIE respond to the needs of individuals and communities, as well as international, national, and local aspirations, necessities, priorities, realities, and challenges by anticipating human, social, and economic sustainable development. Accordingly, to commit to BIE is to provide education systems with the means to be at the service of national development priorities and aspirations, as well as to become more efficient and capable of providing quality education for all.

29th January

BIE day

As January unfolds its peculiar nature, ushering in new beginnings and resolutions, the 29th of January emerges as a distinctive date on the calendar. The Organisation of Southern Cooperation (OSC) invites you to join the commemoration of the International Day of Balanced and Inclusive Education #BIEday.


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Dr. Gertrude Namubiru from African Curriculum Association (ACA)

Strategic Plan 2023 - 2030

2023 - 2024

Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education

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Très Prochainement