THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY
OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Belgrade 2 December 2006 - On the occasion of 3 December,
The International Day of People with disabilities, Their Royal Highnesses
Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine extended their
sincere support to Mr. David Lance Clark, UN Development Programme Resident
Representative and Ms. Sladjana Markovic, Assistant Minister in the Serbian
Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Policy, for efforts they are making
to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in our country.
"Persons with disabilities make up the largest minority
group in our country, estimated to encompass approximately 350,000 people.
They are disproportionately poor, are more likely to be unemployed, and all
too often they do not enjoy the full spectrum of civil, social, educational
and economic rights. Therefore, our society has to put more efforts in
providing barrier-free environment, and to support people with disabilities
to realize their full human and professional potentials for the benefit of
the society as a whole" - pointed out Their Royal Highnesses on the occasion
of December 3, the International Day of People with disabilities.