World Roma Organization’s public announcement regarding labeling of 8th April - International Roma Day
Belgrade, 7th April 2013 - Tomorrow will be around the world marked 8th April - International Roma Day. That date was officially accepted as the day of labeling International Roma Day on 1st World Roma Congress that was held in 1971 in London.
However, for these 40 years as we mark this day, did we achieved sufficiently turning the attention of international publicity to our catastrophic position? Obviously not, because Roma position today in numerous European countries is worse and worse, up to the level when our compatriots today need to escape to other countries so that they could find protection for themselves and their families.
We can’t in full blame international community and European institutions for this condition, because during these four decades, and especially in previous ten years, numerous initiatives for solving the problems of Roma community took place. An example could be international initiative “Decade of Roma inclusion 2005-2015” that looked very promising at the beginning, when it offered hope to Roma in South-east Europe that allocated funds will truly mean improvement of their everyday life. However, realization of action plans on states’ level was bellow expected level.
"Udruženje građana "Federacija Roma Srbije" iz Zemuna, ul. Prvomajska br. 116, PIB: 104418791, MB: 17645854, dana 14.02.2012. raspisuje
Za "Federaciju Roma Srbije"
RECORD FROM THE ELECTORAL CONGRESS OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION RROMANIPEN
(Parliament of Republic of Serbia, Belgrade, 20-22. April 2012)