Round table "Development the advocacy capacities of organisations of persons with disability in Serbia"
Does DPOs in Serbia have neccessary capacity for advocacy of the rights of persons with disability according to their role recognised in CRPD and other international and national documents? The answer to that question should be given at the Round table "Development the advocacy capacities of organisations of persons with disability in Serbia“ organised by Center for Independent Living Serbia in Belgrade, Monday 14 of December 2009.
The research on capacities of DPOs, realised by Center for Independent Living and funded by UNDP, will be presented on this Round table. The aim of this research was to find existing capacities of these organisations and their need for support and training related to strengthen the activities of advocacy for the rights of persons with disability in Serbia. Round table will open Minister for Labor and Social Policy Mr. Ljajic and participants will be from UNDP, Ministry for human and minority rights, various institutions and civil society organisations and representatives of DPOs (some of them was involved in this research).
Republic of Serbia adopted National strategy for improvement the status of PWDs in December 2006. This strategy should provide equal status for persons with disability. In May 200o Serbia ratified CRPD and obligated to provide the conditions for realisation the human rights for persons with disability and eliminate discrimination on the ground of disability.