Thursday, 3 December 2009
National Assembly House Commemorates Disabled Persons Day
On the occasion of the International Day of Disabled Persons, 3 December, the National Assembly House was visited by representatives of organisations of special needs people.
On the occasion of the International Day of Disabled Persons, 3 December, the National Assembly House was visited by representatives of organisations of special needs people. They were welcomed by the National Assembly Deputy Speaker Nikola Novakovic and deputy Gordana Rajkov.
The guests were addressed by the Chairperson of the Poverty Reduction Committee, Snezana Stojanovic-Plavsic, Chairman of the Committee on Labour, Ex-Servicemen’s and Social Issues Meho Omerovic and Chairman of the European Integrations Committee Laszlo Varga.
Assembly Deputy Speaker Nikola Novakovic pointed out that the National Assembly’s legislative activity in the past several years greatly contributed to the improvement of the position of disabled persons. Among other things, the Assembly adopted the Anti-Discrimination Law and Law on Professional Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons. The National Assembly plays an important control role, Novakovic reminded, therefore it should concentrate on the implementation of the adopted laws in the upcoming period.
Chairman of the Committee on Labour, Ex-Servicemen’s and Social Issues Meho Omerovic pointed out that a list of international documents obligate the Serbian state and society to do all in their power to improve the position of disabled persons. He drew attention to the fact that 800 000 disabled persons live in
Deputy Gordana Rajkov stressed that it was important to make the problems of disabled persons as visible as possible so that everyone may be made aware of their severity and resolve them more efficiently.
Chairperson of the Poverty Reduction Committee, Snezana Stojanovic-Plavsic stressed that about 70% of disabled persons in
Chairman of the European Integrations Committee Laszlo Varga talked about the National Assembly’s activities in the process of fulfilling
During the meeting, the representatives of disabled person’s organisations talked about the problems they face in their life and work, highlighting the need to pass a law on the association of these persons.
14.00 - National Assembly Deputy Speaker Dr Vladimir Orlic and Head of PFG with Germany Vesna Markovic meet with the Deputy Speaker of the Bundestag Claudia Roth (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)