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PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE JOVAN DAMJANOVIC ON THE INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

 

Regarding the International Volunteer Day, the President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic appeals on everyone of good will to help the ones who need it.

"If you know someone who would greatly appreciate your help, or you know the way how to contribute the benefit of our society, act now. We have completely drifted apart. LET'S BE GREAT, LET'S BE PHILANTHROPISTS!" - said the President during the daily meeting held this morning in the headquarters of the World Roma Organization.

"This day was established in the United Nations in 1970, where I have a lot of great, dear friends, with whom I am in a constant contact." - noted the President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic.

 

Belgrade, December 5th, 2017

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PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE JOVAN DAMJANOVIC EXPRESSED CONDOLENCE TO AMBASSADOR OF EGYPT

 

 

Regarding the horrible tragedy in Sinai mosque assault in Egypt, President of WRO and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic expressed condolence to Ambassador of The Arab Republic of Egypt H.E. Mr. Ezzeldin Fahmy Mahmoud. The president condemned every kind of such violent crime, and provided support to the families who lost their deerest, as well as to people of Egypt.

 

 

Belgrade, November 27th, 2017

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Visit of WRO to International Cultural Univers

 

VISIT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION TO INTERNATIONAL ROMA CULTURAL UNIVERSITY IN NEW DELHI


During our wonderful visit to India, we had the honor to open the International Roma Cultural University in New Delhi, in October 10th, 2017.

Let the photos describe the great atmosphere we had during this wonderful event with our wonderful hosts.

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Sad news for Roma nation

SAD NEWS FOR ROMA NATION

OUR GREAT BAJA SAITOVIC HAS PASSED AWAY

 

World Roma Organization and Peace Ambassador Jovan Damjanovic declare deep condolences over the sudden death of our great Baja Saitovic and share the pain and sorrow with his family.
We lost a great man, a National Council member on Roma issue, a composer and a poet.


PhM Baja Saitovic was born in 1954 in Prokuplje. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje and worked as a professor of philosophy in secondary school. For some time, he was the director of the City Children's Daycare in Prokuplje. He worked in Toplica newspapers, and he participated in research on cult places and culture of death in Roma with Dr Dragoljub Djordjevic's team, and he contributed the book Cultural Places and Death Culture among Roma. He won first places at the Republican Poetry Contest of the Roma and at the International Roma Contest in Budapest.
He published a collection of poems Ak avilam. He lived and worked in Prokuplje as a professor.

 

 

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Belgrade, November 6th, 2017

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President Damjanovic with delegation at the in

 

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PARTICIPATION OF PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR OF PEACE JOVAN DAMJANOVIC WITH DELEGATION ON INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS IN INDIA




At the invitation of the National Banjara Professor's Association and All India Banjara Seva Sangh and the founder Mr. Rama Naik, the World Roma Organization, participated in the 6th National Banjara professor conference and the international seminar on culture and folk tradition of Roma and Banjara in the period from 04.10.-11.10.2017. in India (Bengalur, Mumbai, Indor and New Delhi).

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President Damjanovic at the international conf

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PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF  PARTICIPATION OF JOVAN DAMJANOVIC AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN VIENNA

 

 

 

At the invitation of the Universal Peace and Partnership Organization, the President of the World Roma Organization, Jovan Damjanovic, attended the Universal Peace Conference under the name "Perspectives of a Sustainable Peace in Europe - the vision of the United Nations, the role of deputies and civil society, with a special focus on exploring the role that parliamentarians in cooperation with civil society, is able to play in securing peace for Europe and the wider neighborhood ", which was held on September 15, 2017. in Vienna, Austria.

The President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, addressed the audience and spoke about:

1. Peace, freedom and an inclusive society in the modern world
2. Civil society and democracy
3. Roma civil society

In his further addressing to the present, the President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, referred to the necessity of joint action and cooperation between parliamentarians and the target society in order to represent the interests of members of the Roma community on a global level.

During the conference, the project "International Association of Peace Representatives" was launched, which was opened last year for Europe during the events in the British "House of Parliament" in London.

The conference was attended by parliamentarians from Italy, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Serbia, as well as parliamentarians from all political parties represented in the Austrian parliament.

 

Belgrade,

18.09.2017.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | PRESS RELEASE ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEATH OF

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ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEATH OF THE KING OF THE ROMA TRUMPET MUSIC AND AMBASSADOR OF ROMA NATION
FEJAT SEJDIC

 


 


World Roma Organization and Peace Ambassador Jovan Damjanovic declare deep condolences over the death of our great Fejada Sejdic and share the pain and sorrow with his family.
We lost a great man and doyen of trumpet music which was important not only for the Roma culture but for the whole world of music and art.


Fejat Sejdic has developed his own distinctive style, which puthim in place of one of the best and most representative representatives of Roma brass bands, in favor is sayingt that this virtuoso conqueror of all Award, as First Trumpet, the Golden Trumpet, Best orchestra, twice received the October award of Bojnik, many praise from domestic and international festivals, famous plaque Yugoslavia.

The World Roma Organization awarded him a gold medal as a great artist for contributing to expansion and promotion of Roma culture and tradition.

He played with the most famous musicians, and the sounds of his trumpet blew the soul to the well-known statesmen as Josip Broz Tito, Charles De Gaulle, Prince Tomislav Karadjordjevic, president Zoran Djindjic, Milo Djukanovic, Orson Welles, Willy Brandt, Leonid Brezhnev, Salvador Dali, Ayrton Sena, Great actor Richard Barton who especially loved our country, the English Queen Elizabeth II.

The most famous composers have worked on arrangements and compositions for him and among them Rade Vuckovic Niski, which has written one of the most famous song '' Fejat Dirlada '' or as popularly known '' Play Play Fejade ''.

The sound of your trumpet will remain forever remembered in Roma and world music, and will live in our hearts.
Rest in peace legend!

 

Sekretariat of WRO

Belgrade 22. Avgust 2017.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Press release regarding the 2nd August – Roma

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Press release regarding August 2, the day of the genocide against Roma


On the occasion of August 2, the day of the genocide against Roma, the president of the World Roma Organization and the Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, said:

"Unlike other mass deaths in the 20th century, what happened to Roma in Europe during the Second World War has not yet found a unique name. This fact is enough to illustrate the very foggy picture that we have today about the mass and systematic killing of Roma.

In the mid-nineties of the last century, the extermination of Roma was first named.
Roma linguist and activist Ian Henkok introduced the word Porajmos (destruction) to denote the national socialist politics of extermination of Roma and Sinti in the Second World War.

In Serbia, the term Porajmos is almost not used for the massive suffering of Roma and Sinti in the Second World War, but it is only mentioned sometimes.


2. August is taken as the day of genocide against the Roma, when Gestapo commander Heinrich Himmler ordered that all Roma from the Third Reich be deported to the death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


The gas chambers, persecutions, executions without evidence, prisons, ghettos, banned zones and experimental scalpels of doctors from Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald and other torture chambers have killed the lives of 3,500,000 Roma.


In one word, the Roma passed through Dante's circle of hell from Vitos via Jasi to Auschwitz and Jasenovac.


The exact number of executed Roma and Cynthia is not known, because living on the margins of European societies, they did not even enter official statistics. It is assumed that the number of their victims is greater than 3.5 million.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President Damjanovic sent a birthday card to

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President Damjanovic congrtulates birthday to Professor Dr Shyam Shashi

 

 

The President of World Roma Organization , Ambassador of Fence and Academician Jovan Damjanovic, sent a birthday card to Dr Shyam Singh Shashi, wishing, on behalf of Roma citizens and in his personal name good health, lots of happiness and success, new contacts and scientific achievements for the benefit of the Roma and Indian people.

"Your name is related to the revival and recognition of Roma in the diaspora with the mother of India, the defense of the diasporic relations of Roma in the geopolitical space of Europe and around the world the development of the spirituality and patriotism of the Roma people."

That is why you received the respect of millions of Roma people in Europe and around the world, Damjanovic said.

Damjanovic wished to Professor Shyam Singh Shashi , good health happiness and new successes in his beneficial and responsible mission.

 

 

 

Belgrade,

01.07.2017.

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damja

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President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, appointed by Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists (SKANU) for Academician and member of the Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists!



In Belgrade, June 28, 2017. , In a very dignified way, as the Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists is, it is marked , as the traditional manifestation, Vidovdan, the day of the Academy.


The solemn manifestation was held at the Center for Fine Arts - "Jovan Kolundzija", and besides the members of the Academy, many of the guests, Belgrade citizens, representatives of city authorities, cultural and scientific workers attended it.


During the solemn ceremony,
Prof. dr Sreto Noga i Prof. dr Mirko Kerkez aearded the Plaque to Jovan Damjanovic, the President of the World Roma Organization and the Ambassador of Peace, who was appointed Academician and regular member of Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists SKANU, for his cultural and political activities and contributions in promoting human rights and equality as well as his dedication, As the Peace Ambassador to the United Nations, in promoting reconciliation, overcoming barriers and building peace, educating young people, and restoring family life and family as the basic cell and pillar of society.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Congress of the World Roma Federation named "T

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Congress of the World Roma Federation named "Together for the Roma in Europe until 2020"


At the invitation of the President of the World Roma  Federation , Jamie Sztojke, the President of the World Roma Organization, Jovan Damjanovic, attended the Congress of the World Federation of Roma under the name "Together for the Roma in Europe until 2020", which was held from 18-20 June 2017. In Budapest, Hungary.

The President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, addressed the audience and spoke about:
1. Necessity of connecting Roma Europe and America
2. Economic issues of Roma
3. Roma education
4. The need to form a European party that will represent the interests of Roma in Europe
5. Dissemination and respect for human rights of national minorities


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Svetska organizacija Roma | Saopštenje za javnost | Upis djaka u prvi razred Osnovne ško

Svetska organizacija Roma-Rromanipen| Saopštenje za javnost | Upis djaka u prvi razred Osnovne škole ''Branko Radičević'' na Novom Beogradu

Obaveštavamo pripadnike Romske zajednice da Osnovna Škola ''Branko Radičević'' , koja se nalazi u ulici Jurija Gagarina 195 blok 45, vrši upis dece u prvi razred Osnovne škole.

Roditelji se pozivaju da izvrše upis i zakažu testiranje kod sekretara škole svakog radnog dana od 8-15h.

Upis je obavezan za decu rodjenu od 01.03.2010. do 01.03.2011.

Domukentacija potrebna za upis ucenika u prvi razred Osnovne škole :

1. Izvod iz matične knjige rodjenih ( fotokopija koju zadržavamo , može starija i od 6 meseci ).

 

U školu se može upisati dete starije i od 7 godina I 6 meseci ,ako zbog bolesti i drugih opravdanih razloga nije upisano u školu.

Takodje Vas obaveštavamo da na osnovu člana  5. i člana 6. Zakona o osnovnom obrazovanju- Osnovvno obrazovanje i vaspitanje je obavezno , roditelj ili staratelj je duzan da obezbedi da se njegovo dete upise i redovno pohadja školu.

Beograd 06.06.2017.
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World Roma Organization | Press release | General Secretary of UPF visited President of

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General Secretary of UPF visited President of World Roma Organization and Ambassador of Peace Jovan Damjanovic!

 


The meeting with the ambassadors of peace.

General Secretary of the Universal Peace Federation Mr Jacques Marion was visiting Belgrade from 23.05-25.05.2017.
During his stay in our capital city, at the headquarters office of World Roma Organizations he met with the Ambassador of Peace and President Jovan Damjanovic.
Later other ambassadors for peace joined the meeting and they had a very constructive talks, and General Secretary Mr Marion gave a lecture which was very important to get to know the situation in Europe and the world.

Ambassador of Peace Jovan Damjanovic in conversation with General Secretary of UPF , presented some significant projects of the organization, and received absolute support from Mr Marion, because it is in the interest of wider significance.
The situation in the world is complex, so we appeal to peace, dialogue, so we could achieve a compromise and conditions for life together with all nations and nationalities, it was conclusion of Ambassador of Peace Mr Jovan Damjanovic.


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World Roma Organization | Press release | Remembrance on 16in May 1944. , the Day of

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Remembrance on 16in May 1944. ,   the Day of Resistance

 

On May 16, 1944 In the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, there were rioting of Roma detainees.
Seventeen months before May 16, Auschwitz-Birkenau, a
family camp was formed so-called "Gypsy Camp", where Roma and Sinti are interned from all over Europe.
When camp detainees learned that their elimination was planned, they rebelled.
Unfortunately, inmates managed to postpone inevitably only a few months.
In the night between August 2nd and 3rd of that year, "a Gypsy camp was liquidated" and about 2900 women, children, the elderly and ill Roma and Sinta were first suppressed in the gas chambers that night and then burnt.
On the occasion of Remembrance on the Day of Resistance on behalf of the World Roma Organization and my personal name, I want to express my condolences to all the victims of the Roma and other detainees in camps.

 

Belgrade, 16. Maj, 2017.

President and Ambassador for Peace
Jovan Damjanovic

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day




President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador of peace, Jovan Damjanovic, laid a wreath for the victims of the Holocaust over Roma people.

In Belgrade, April 22, 2017, laying a wreath in the Sava River marked the Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, genocide and other victims of fascism in World War II.

Remembrance Day for Holocaust victims, genocide and other victims of fascism in World War II is commemorated for memoring at April 22, 1945, when a group of detainees in Jasenovac  breakthrough,  and it's dedicated to remembrance of  Serbs, Jews, Roma who were killed in massive crimes during the World War II.


The state honors ceremony was attended by survivors of the Holocaust, descendants of victims, former prisoners of death camps in World War II, representatives of the Jewish Community of Serbia, President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador of Peace Jovan Damjanovic, adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Vladimir Bozovic and Ambassador Dr Ljiljana Nikšić.
On this occasion, the President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador of peace, Jovan Damjanovic, said:
"The Second World War brought, among other things, over six million innocent victims of the Jewish people, 700,000 Serbs and 3.5 million Roma.
Auschwitz, Treblinka, Mauthausen, Dachau, Majdanpek, Jasenovac, Old Fairgrounds, Jajinci, Crveni Krst Camp in Nis are just some of the locations where massacre took place on innocent victims of the Jewish ,  Serbs and Roma.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Meeting with Silvia Friedrich, Executive direc

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Meeting with Silvia Friedrich, Executive director
of European and International Affairs Office in Vienna


At 3rd March 2017. In Vienna, Austria, President of the World Roma Organization Rromanipen and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic with Vice President of the World Roma Organization Rromanipen Anom Dalipovski held a meeting with Ms. Silvia Friedrich, Executive Director of the European and International Affairs Office in Vienna.
Ms. Silvia explained to the Roma delegation that Austria established the status of a national minority in the Austrian constitution and thus equated them with all citizens of the Austrian state - that they have the right to form their own institutions, to engage in culture and to engage in every flows of the society, and that the state of Austria will support all that is important for the development and integration of the Roma national minority.

President of the World Roma Organization Rromanipen and Ambassador of Peace Jovan Damjanovic thanked for the reception.
He thanked in particular for the fact that the Roma and Sinti were confirmed the status of a national minority in Austria, which guarantees equal rights to the majority people.
He also thanked the Roma for attaching great importance to the strengthening of culture, and when considering intercultural dialogue, he suggested several events that would be of cultural significance.
Mr Damjanovic reminded Ms. Silvia and the other at  the meeting that the Roma in the European area are
carriers of culture and stated as the largest Roma culture ambassadors: Elvis Prisli, Charlie Chaplin, Antonio Banderas, Jul Briner, Ava Gardner and many others.


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World Roma Organization | Press release | Panel discussion at the Diplomatic academy of

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Panel discussion at the Diplomatic academy of Vienna


At 2nd March 2017. In Vienna, Austria, in the hall of the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, a panel discussion on "War and Peace - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" was held.
At the panel discussion, attended by prominent academics, ambassadors and diplomats from Austria and the environment, it was emphasized that peace is of great importance to human civilization, and that we should call on the mind to solve every problem in a peaceful and diplomatic way through Dialogue. Due to a non-diplomatic mode of communication, peace has failed on two occasions, and for that reason we had two World wars in the 20th century.
With regard to the new geopolitical divisions in the world, it has been highlighted as an important segment to always keep a dialogue on the prevention of all problems that can ruin peace,  and solve all problems at the negotiating table.
In informal discussions with participants and visitors of the panel discussion at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the President of the Roma Organization Roma Rromanipen and Ambassador of Peace ,
Jovan Damjanovic, recognized prominent academics and their way of thinking about the attitude of maintaining peace and added that today Europe faces big problems, and
the first pointed out that the problem of migration is and that this is considered the biggest problem with which Europe and the world are facing.
On this occasion, the prominent participants of the discussion informed that after the disintegration of the SFRJ, many Roma were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in the EU member states.
He also thanked EU member states for their acceptance of the Roma community and care in every respect. However, it should also be noted that Jovan Damjanovic offered a solution to solve the problem of refugees today.
He specifically proposed that business funds from the EU funds be supported for the opening of small and medium-sized enterprises, where every family that starts their own business will solve their social problem and thus prevent their migration to EU countries.

 

 

 

Belgrade, 03.03.2017.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | 80th Anniversary of Austrian-Serbian friendsh

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80th Anniversary of Austrian-Serbian friendship


At 27th February, 2017. In Vienna, Astria, the ''80th Anniversary of Austrian-Serbian friendship'' was marked.
President of the World Roma Organization Rromanipen and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic was an honorary guest at this event.
Jovan Damjanovic, among the numerous officials, from political, diplomatic and cultural life of Austria and Serbia, said: "Today, when there are very large tensions in the region and in the wider region to ruin peace and security, it's very important to have such a celebration that has its continuity for 80 years, whewe we , as politicians, diplomats and cultural workers,  always emphasize in our speeches that this is an propinquity among different citizens to cultivate moral and social values. "
The President and Ambassador of the World, Mr. Jovan Damjanović,
on this occasion, presented the high award of the World Roma Organization Rromanipen , the Golden Medal ,to Dr Wolfgang Rohrbach, Vice-President of the Austrian-Serbian Society for the Preservation and Establishing Relationships between the two nations.

 

 

 

Belgrade, February 28, 2017
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World Roma Organization | Press release | Spring Polish Ball in Vienna 25.02.2017.

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Spring Polish Ball in Vienna 25.02.2017.



on  25th February, 2017. In Vienna, the President of the World Roma Organization Rromanipen and Ambassador for Peace Mr Jovan Damjanovic, was invited by Ms. Marie Petrak from Maria Petrak Promotions www.mariapetrak.com to attend the Spring Polish Ball, held in Vienna, Austria, in Palais Ferstel , Organized by Pol Promotions and Cultural Association of Poland.
President of the World Roma Organization Rromanipen and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic expressed his great gratitude on the invitation to attend such a magnificent, unusual cultural event.

 

 

 

Belgrade, February 27, 2017
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World Roma Organization | Press release | Ambassador for Peace award for Mr Damjanovic

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Ambassador for Peace award for  Mr Damjanovic

 

President of the World Roma Organization, Mr Jovan Damjanovic, former minister and former deputy of the Parliament of Serbia in Belgrade received an Ambassador for Peace award from Mr. Peter Haider, President of Weltfriede, Universal Peace Federation of Austria during the Interfaith Harmony Week conference held at the United Nations HQs in Vienna on 27 January 2017.

Video from the conference can be found here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPx5kwXAVB9/?taken-by=mariapetrak

 

 

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The President and Ambassador of Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, emphasized the importance of Vidovdan, a day of exceptional historical significance in rich Serbian history, and especially Vidovdan in 2017, as a very important historical day for the Roma community, the day the Roma arrived In history, point out that this is a unique opportunity for one Roma to be appointed Academician and member of the Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists.

Also, acknowledgement Honorary Member , is awarded to Academician Wolfgang Rohrbach, professor of universities in Austria, Germany and Serbia, vice president of the European Academy and president of the organization of the Austrian-Serbian friendship .

 

 

Belgrade,
29.06.2017.

Sekretariat for informing