Statement by FDPM/MFA I. DAČIĆ during a eventuality orderly on a arise of imprinting a 10th anniversary of entrance into force of a United Nations Convention on a Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
Distinguished members of a Diplomatic Corps in Serbia,
It is my honour and pleasure to acquire all participants of a eventuality orderly on a arise of a 10th anniversary of a entrance into force of a United Nations Convention on a Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
I would like to demonstrate my appreciation of a beginning to classify a today’s gathering, launched by Mr. Damjan Tatić, a renowned member and Vice Chairperson of a United Nations Committee on a Rights of Persons with Disabilities. we wish to remember that Mr. Tatić has been portion his second uninterrupted four-year tenure on a Committee, acknowledgment of his grant and imagination within this vital ubiquitous resource for a insurance and graduation of a rights of people with disabilities.
I am many beholden for a appearance of a following individuals: Mr. Zoran Djordjević, Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs; Mrs. Suzana Paunović, Acting Director of a Office for Human and Minority Rights; Mrs. Karla Hershey, United Nations Resident Coordinator; Mr. Milan Stošić, President of a National Organization of Persons with Disabilities of Serbia.
The 10th anniversary of a entrance into force of a United Nations Convention on a Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an event to remember some critical grant per this vital ubiquitous authorised instrument, to share and plead use gained in a past 10 years of a Convention’s implementation, indicate to many critical hurdles faced in a some-more effective doing of a determined ubiquitous standards concerning a rights of persons with disabilities, and to reaffirm a joining of a Republic of Serbia to a efforts to foster a beliefs and obligations underneath a Convention and safeguard their unchanging doing in practice, in partnership with all applicable state bodies, and quite organizations and associations of persons with disabilities.
Our row contention currently is an event for members of a Diplomatic Corps in a Republic of Serbia to familiarise themselves some-more closely with a purpose of a UN Committee on a Rights of Persons with Disabilities in compelling and advocating a concept insurance of a rights of this exposed shred of a race and a grant of this ubiquitous physique to team-work between states in this field. Achieving amicable congruity is an aim of any inner policy, and exchanging ideas and good practices is critical in formulating and implementing policies catering to a needs and interests of all categories of a population, that is, in a rejecting of all forms of discrimination.
I remember that a United Nations General Assembly adopted a Convention on a Rights of People with Disabilities by concord on 13 Dec 2006, and that it entered into force on 3 May 2008. So far, a Convention has been validated by 177 UN Member States that is a outrageous success and a acknowledgment of a significance that a states around a universe insert to this issue. The Republic of Serbia sealed a Convention on a Rights of Persons with Disabilities and a Optional Protocol thereto on 17 Dec 2007 and validated it on 31 Jul 2009.
The purpose of a Convention is to promote, strengthen and safeguard full and equal delight of all tellurian rights and elemental freedoms by all persons with disabilities. The Convention’s elemental beliefs include: honour for a fundamental grace of persons with disabilities; sold liberty including leisure to make their possess choices and autonomy of persons; non-discrimination; full and effective appearance and inclusion in society; honour for disproportion and acceptance of persons with disabilities as partial of tellurian farrago and humanity; equivalence of opportunity; accessibility; equivalence of group and women; honour for a elaborating ability of children with disabilities and honour for a right of children with disabilities to safety their identity.
The Committee on a Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been determined to guard a doing of a Convention’s specific provisions. It is comprised of 18 eccentric experts in a tellurian rights field, inaugurated by a tip ballot. Committee members offer in their possess ability though are inaugurated during a offer of a State Parties for a four-year tenure and a probability to be re-elected once. The Committee reviews periodic reports submitted by a State Parties and creates suggestions and recommendations on specific reports. Continued discourse among a State Parties with members of a Committee and their team-work is an critical precondition for a some-more fit unsentimental doing of standards relating to a tellurian rights of persons with disabilities.
The Republic of Serbia is a fixed disciple of a honour for and graduation of a rights of persons with disabilities. From a indicate of perspective of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we would like to indicate out that a Republic of Serbia is a arguable partner of a ubiquitous village in a routine of cooperation, not usually in terms of a obligations outset from a Convention though also in terms of charity support to all harmonized initiatives affirming and building a insurance of a rights of persons with disabilities during a ubiquitous level. In that respect, a Republic of Serbia traditionally co-sponsors a resolutions of a Human Rights Council and a UN General Assembly on a rights of persons with disabilities, on that there is an strenuous accord of a ubiquitous community, as a acknowledgment of common shortcoming and bargain that a states around a universe insert to this emanate and as an instance of model team-work within a United Nations.
Serbia’s team-work with a UN complement to strengthen a rights of persons with disabilities is many comprehensively noticed by a attribute with a Committee on a Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Our proceed to team-work and rendezvous in this context is not singular to acquiescence and care of reports, or to recommendations done by a Committee, though is a stability examination routine directed during a doing of best probable solutions in a seductiveness of persons with disabilities. The institutionalization of this routine by a investiture of a Council for Monitoring a Implementation of a Recommendations of UN Treaty Bodies is a best petrify painting of a approach.
I take this event to appreciate once again Mr. Damjan Tatić, Member and Vice-Chairperson of a Committee on a Rights of Persons with Disabilities, for his joining and grant to a work of a Committee over a past 8 years. The high loyalty by Mr. Tatić, his grant to a work of a Committee, and in sold his efforts in drafting ubiquitous comments on accessibility, his personal enthusiasm, appetite and responsibility, should offer as an impulse to all possibilities for membership of UN Treaty Bodies in a future.
In further to politically ancillary a graduation of a tellurian rights of persons with disabilities, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also extended a support to a choosing of Mr. Tatić as good as to his successful liberate of duties, so carrying out in a past years nonetheless another important ubiquitous activity that contributed to a repute of a Republic of Serbia in a ubiquitous community.
Thank we for your attention.”
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