Wednesday, 17 October 2007
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST POVERTY OBSERVED
The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia marked 17 October, International Day Against Poverty by organising a Roundtable titled “Young People and Poverty”.
The National Assembly of the Republic of
The Members of Parliament, representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Standing Conferences of Cities and Municipalities and representatives of over 40 non-government organisations dealing with youth issues were addressed by the host, Meho Omerovic, the Chairman of the Committee on Labour, Ex-Servicemen’s and Social Issues. He pointed out that, in
The participants of the Roundtable were also addressed by Lance Clark, UN Coordinator in
The participants of the Roundtable particularly stressed the biggest problems of young people in
Aiming to develop youth policies, the Ministry for Youth and Sports is preparing a National Youth Strategy comprising the issues of employment, informal education, health, safety, quality free time, protection of rights, social protection and other issues that will ensure better and more suitable conditions for youth development in
The participants of the gathering agreed that only through the joint efforts of the government and non-government sector, economic elements, international organisations, the media and the inclusion of young people into the actual resolutions of the problems, can we ensure measures that will reduce youth poverty in the world. The participants of the Roundtable concluded that the young people in Serbia who are expected to carry out the transition, grew in the period of the biggest social crises which is why today we must focus on them and their problems so as to enable them to truly fulfill their role of carriers of change in the country.