Special Session of the Municipal Parliament of Bijelo Polje
Session of the Municipal Parliament - Adoption of the final report on the implementation of the local plan of action for children 2005-2010 and support to "It's about ability" campaignWhere: Bijelo Polje, Municipal Parliament
When: 15 October 2010 - Starting at 09:30 hrs
BIJELO POLJE, October 15th, 2010 – The Municipal Parliament of Bijelo Polje will hold a Special Session devoted to the review of the Final Report on the Implementation of the Local Plan of Action for Children in Bijelo Polje (2005 – 2010) and to “It’s about ability” campaign on the inclusion of children with disabilities.
The Session will start at 09:30 hrs and will be opened by Mr. Refik Bojadzic, President of the Municipal Parliament, Mr. Tarzan Milosevic, Mayor of Bijelo Polje, Dr. Suad Numanovic, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare and Ms. Noala Skinner, UNICEF Montenegro Representative. The session will gather a broad range of partners involved in the implementation of the LPA for Children – representatives of the local authorities, local community, line ministries, international organizations, civil sector organizations, children and media.
Opening part of the session will be devoted to ‘It’s About Ability’ campaign, a three months awareness raising and behaviour change campaign launched by UNICEF Montenegro in cooperation with the Government of Montenegro, which aims to create a broad partnership in support of inclusion of children with disability and focuses on the fact that children with disabilities have equal rights and freedoms as all children. Through the campaign, Montenegrin citizens are invited to recognize the potential, strength, courage and ability of children with disabilities.
The Session will proceed by presentation of the Final Report on the Implementation of the Local Plan of Action for Children in Bijelo Polje (2005 – 2010) and the most significant results achieved in this period.
The Municipality of Bijelo Polje was the first municipality in Montenegro to adopt a Local Plan of Action for Children for the period 2005-2010 in line with the National Plan of Action. The Local Plan of Action for Children was developed with the support of UNICEF Montenegro and represented a strategic document which defined local policies aimed at the creation of a child-friendly environment and activities to be undertaken with the aim of improving the status and the rights of children in the Municipality of Bijelo Polje by 2010.
Opening of the Day Care Centre ‘Tisa’ for children with disabilities and the Centre for Child and Family Support are just some of the most important achievement of the LPA in Bijelo Polje.
The Municipality of Bijelo Polje will on this occasion reiterate its commitment to making Bijelo Polje a better place for all children and announce its intention to develop a new Local Plan of Action for Children for the period 2010-2015.