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INEE Minimum Standards Handbook (2010)

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INEE Minimum Standards
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_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Azerbaijani 808 KB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Bahasa_Indonesia 757 KB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Bangla 4 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Bosnian_Croatian_Serbian 1 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Burmese_Myanmar 3 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Chinese_Mandarin 5 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Dari 10 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Japanese 5 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Kyrgyz 1 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Nepali 4 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Pashto 7 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Russian 1 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Turkish 2 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Urdu 19 MB Download
_INEE_Minimum_Standards_Handbook_2010_Vietnamese 844 KB Download


The INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery is the only global tool that articulates the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergencies through to recovery. The aim of the Handbook is 1) to enhance the quality of educational preparedness, response and recovery; 2) to increase access to safe and relevant learning opportunities for all learners, regardless of their age, gender or abilities; and 3) to ensure accountability and strong coordination in the provision of education in emergencies through to recovery.  The Handbook is designed to give governments and humanitarian workers the tools that they need to address the Education for All and UN Millennium Development Goals. It is the first step toward ensuring that education initiatives in emergency situations provide a solid and sound basis for post-conflict and disaster reconstruction.

The INEE Minimum Standards express a commitment that all individuals – children, youth, and adults – have a right to education during emergencies and fragile contexts. They echo the core beliefs of the Sphere Project: that all possible steps should be taken to alleviate human suffering arising out of calamity and conflict, and that people affected by disaster have a right to life with dignity.