Call to create Child Rights Council within the Serbian Government

Eurochild member MODS asked the Government to act quickly by establishing a body to protect vulnerable children from Covid-19 crisis.

In December 2020, The Network of Organizations for Children of Serbia - MODS (Eurochild member), together with The Coalition for the Monitoring of Child Rights in Serbia and The Child Rights Centre, called on the Government to urgently establish the Child Rights Council.

Children and families in Serbia are faced with a crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is significantly affecting the most vulnerable groups.

Quality inclusive education, health care, adequate housing, and a healthy environment are crucial for the wellbeing and development of every child. As it stands, Serbia lacks key strategic documents and amendments to the laws to help ensure a high degree of social cohesion and reduced inequality in society.

The Government of the Republic of Serbia has recognized the Council on the Rights of the Child as one of the key mechanisms for exercising the rights of the child, as confirmed by the adopted Action Plan for Chapter 23. Call for action by the civil society is made on the premise that the government will carry on its commitment and establish this important body.