SERBIA RATIFIED UN CONVENTION
National Assembly of Republic of Serbia ratified UN Convention on Rights of PWDs and Optional Protocol on Friday, 29th of May 2009 at 7.03 p.m. In this way Serbia became 52th state that ratified Convention and 31st that ratified Optional Protocol.
Convention UN does not create new rights for persons with disability but define mechanisms for their equal participation in general in civil, political, economical, social and cultural rights.
This is historical day as UN Convention is the first international legally obligatory document on rights of persons with disability. Ratifying Convention and Protocol Serbia, as a state, obliged itself to provide full realisation of all human rights and basic freedoms and provide consultations and active participation of persons with disability in this process.