HRH CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER EXTENDS CONGRATULATIONS
FOR WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL DAY
Belgrade 7 March 2007 - His Royal Highness Crown Prince
Alexander II extended his congratulations for International Women’s Day 8 March
to the United Nations Resident Coordinator in
Serbia Mr. Lance Clark.
“This year’s topic for Women’s Day: “Ending Impunity for
Violence against Women and Girls” is of utmost importance for Serbia, not
because this evil is present in our country as others, but because even one case
of such violence is too much and completely unacceptable. Such cases have to be
fully condemned and assistance provided to the victims, by the joint action of
the authorities, social networks, NGOs and international agencies. Only then we
can hope to eliminate such hideous conduct.
I deeply appreciate the efforts of the United Nations in
Serbia, and among them especially the UN Development Program in the field of
promotion of gender equality and support for human rights of marginalized
groups, such as girls and women victims of violence. I hope the UN agencies will
continue to support the government institutions and the civil sector in their
initiative aimed at promoting women’s rights and their full participation in all
segments of the society.
My wife, Crown Princess Katherine, her Foundation, and I,
stand ready and always willing to provide support to the UN’s mission, for the
ultimate benefit of all the people of Serbia” – said Crown Prince in his