"Poverty eradication the biggest challenge"

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Delegation of Montenegro in New York, Photo: Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare
Delegation of Montenegro in New York, Photo: Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare
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The eradication of poverty in all its forms is one of the biggest challenges facing Montenegro, said the members of the Montenegrin delegation at the meeting of the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations (UN).

The delegation, led by the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Naida Nišić, is staying in New York, where it is participating in the session of the Commission.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MRSS) said that it is a multilateral ministerial forum whose goal is to facilitate the exchange of regional and national good practices and innovative approaches in the field of social protection and the full implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

As they stated, the delegation conveyed the determination and commitment of the Government of Montenegro to continue working on the promotion of equality and non-discrimination, inclusion and policies of equal opportunities in all spheres of society.

In the address of the Montenegrin delegation, it is stated that eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the biggest challenges the country is facing.

"This determination is aligned with the efforts of the international community, highlighted during the Sustainable Development Goals Summit, in order to speed up the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Montenegro, as a committed member of the UN, is actively working to achieve the global goals of sustainable development," the delegation stated.

MRSS said that the delegation pointed out in its address that the 44th Government, in just three months of its mandate, increased the minimum pension, that comprehensive reforms are planned in the social and child welfare system, as well as the system of protection of persons with disabilities (PWD). , and that Montenegro pays special attention to the introduction of new software systems in all institutions of the system.

"By aligning with EU principles of social justice, equal rights and sustainable development, and in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Montenegro remains a reliable partner in achieving a stable and democratic society, where unity and strong multilateralism, with the UN at the center , offer adequate answers to the challenges of the future", the delegation's address concluded.

MRSS said that participation in the session of the Commission is an opportunity for Montenegro to emphasize the commitment and consistency of the Government in the area of ​​improving human freedoms and rights, with special reference to the socio-social development of the community, employment, social and child protection, empowerment of women, PWDs and other vulnerable category of society.

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