26 April 2012 National Assembly Speaker Prof. Dr Slavica Djukic Dejanovic and June Zeitlin, OSCE Special Representative on Gender Issues
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Speaker Talks to OSCE Special Representative on Gender Issues
The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Prof. Dr Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, acting President of the Republic of Serbia, spoke to June Zeitlin, OSCE Special Representative on Gender Issues for the duration of the Republic of Ireland’s chairmanship.
Serbia is the first country June Zeitlin is visiting as OSCE Special Representative on Gender Issues. She was interested in gender equality issues in Serbia, participation of women in political life, as well as the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325: Women, Peace and Security.
Speaker Slavica Djukic Dejanovic stressed that the current legislation of the National Assembly adopted several important laws relating to gender equality listing among them the Anti-Discrimination Law, Gender Equality Law, as well as the amendments and modifications to the Law on the Election of MPs. These amendments will ensure that a third of the next Assembly legislation is comprised of women.
The Speaker added that the National Assembly hosted a roundtable on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. The Ministry of Defense also presented its report on the “Gender Issue and Security Sector Reform in the Republic of Serbia” at the National Assembly. The Committee on Defense and Security organised a public hearing on the “Execution of the NAP for the Implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325 - Women, Peace and Security”. A Supervisory Body was created to monitor for the execution of the NAP for the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325, which would continue its intensive efforts.
Both sides agreed that Serbia has taken a big step forward in the implementation of UNSC Resolution 1325.