Monday, 5 October 2015
Committee on the Rights of the Child Will Continue to Contribute to Creation of Legal Prerequisites for Improvement of Children’s Rights in Serbia, Says Filipovski at Opening of Children’s Week
Children’s Week was officially opened on 5 October at the Republic Institute for Social Protection.
She also highlighted the importance of intensifying the development of new family support welfare services and the encouraging data on the continuous rise in number of adoptions and housing of children without parental care with foster families as an alternative to the institutionalisation of children. Finally, Filipovski said that the Committee on the Rights of the Child will, within its power, continue to contribute to the creation of legal prerequisites for the further improvement of children’s rights in Serbia.
Besides Dubravka Filipovski, member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the official opening of Children’s Week was also attended by Vesna Rakonjac, Chairperson of the Committee on Labour, Social Issues, Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction and member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Aleksandar Vulin, Deputy Ombudsperson for Child Rights Gordana Stevanovic, UNICEF Serbia Director Michel Saint-Lot and on the behalf of the organisation Friends of the Children of Serbia Ljubivoje Rsumovic.
13.00 - press conference of MPs Sasa Radulovic, Branka Stamenkovic and Vojin Biljic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)