The Secretary General of the Center for Democracy Foundation, Nataša Vučković, said that the “The Tool For The Introduction Of The ‘Leave No One Behind’ Principle Into Legislative And Strategic Acts Of The Republic Of Serbia“ is the tool we need to put the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals into practice. The principle is centred around human rights and is in harmony with EU standards, which also apply the 2030 Agenda.
The LNOB principle is important as vulnerable groups are not homogenous, poverty is invisible, we must have solid, diversified data in order to reach those who are most vulnerable. In Serbia, poverty must be approached in a systematic manner – said Vučković at the presentation of the Instrument held at the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade.
“The Tool For The Introduction Of The ‘Leave No One Behind’ Principle Into Legislative And Strategic Acts Of The Republic Of Serbia“ is the result of the joint efforts of the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue and the UN Human Rights Team in Serbia, with the support of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, representatives of academic communities, CSOs, the NCEU and the active participation of the National Public Policy Secretariat and other institutions.
The importance of this Instrument is also reflected in the fact that the Republic of Serbia is the first country to develop such a document, providing clear guidelines for decision makers in understanding and applying one of the basic principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the principle that ‘no one is left behind’, in all its future legislative and strategic acts.
The Instrument is intended for various actors who participate in the processes of proposing, drafting, adopting, implementation and monitoring the application of legislative and strategic acts at all levels. It has also been developed for use by all other relevant participants included in the drafting and monitoring of said acts – independent institutions, the civil sector, academic communities and others.
The gathering was organised by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue and the UN Human Rights Team in Serbia, with the support of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
Center for Democracy Foundation
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