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World Roma Organization | Press release | Intr. day against fascism 2018

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PRESIDENT OF WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE

ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST FASCISM AND ANTISEMITISM


On this day, in not so distant 1938, Nazi Germany started its programme of purifying the country and society from Jews, mentally handicapped persons, criminals and other, for them socially, racially and nationally unacceptable groups, among which Roma and Serbs found themselves.

This project of extermination spread to countries such as Fascist Italy and Ustasha Independent State of Croatia, camps established at every turn, swallowing millions of lives.

Unfortunately, repulsion and intolerance towards minorities still live in our region and other countries of Europe. People are oppressed, restricted to a certain living space, expelled, left without any basic human right. We, the Roma, are the most vulnerable to anti-Semitism, continuing to survive on social, economic, political and educational margins.

Each country, which Roma live in, should bear in mind that it is the oldest national minority that has been living on the soil of Europe for 7 centuries. Consequently, each of these states must feel the responsibility and readiness to stand for the Roma unique ethnic, linguistic and cultural minority, providing mechanisms that guarantee equal rights for all, improving the overall status of the Roma issue.

 

Belgrade,

November 9th, 2018

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World Roma Organization | Press release | WRO with Talat Xhaferi

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WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION'S DELEGATION ON THE RECEPTION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, TALAT XHAFERI


On Friday, September 14th, 2018, the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Talat Xhaferi, had a meeting with the delegation of the World Roma Organization, led by the President and Ambassador for Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, consisted of Vice-President of the Parliament of WRO David Romano and member of the Commission for European Affairs Ivica Petrovic.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | WRO with Amdi Bajram

 

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WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION'S DELEGATION ON THE RECEPTION WITH

THE MACEDONIAN MP AMDI BAJRAM

On Thursday, September 13th, 2018, Macedonian MP Amdi Bajram met with the delegation of the World Roma Organization, led by the President and Ambassador for Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, consisted of Vice-President of the Parliament David Romano and member of the Commission for European Affairs Ivica Petrovic, in the Parliament of Republic of Macedonia.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | WRO with Dejan Carevic

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WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION'S DELEGATION

AT THE RECEPTION WITH ACTING DIRECTOR OF

THE ADMINISTRATION FOR EXECUTION OF CRIMINAL SANCTIONS, DEJAN CAREVIC


On September 12th, 2018, Acting Director of the Administration for Execution of Criminal Sanctions, Dejan Carevic, received a delegation of the World Roma Organization to discuss the provision of legal assistance to Roma prisoners in penitentiaries.

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Kurban bajram ENG 2018

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WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE

WISH HAPPY EID AL-ADHA

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | WRO and Nina Mitic 2018

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WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES AT THE MEETING WITH THE MINISTER'S ASSISTANT OF THE SECTOR FOR ANTI-DYSCRIMINATION POLICY AND GENDER EQUALITY ENHANCEMENT


On July 5th, 2018, a meeting was held between the President of World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, Secretary General of World Roma Organization, Prof. Dr. Bajram Haliti and Minister's Assistant from the Sector for Anti-Discrimination Policy and Gender Equality Enhancement, Nina Mitic.

President Damjanovic emphasized that the adoption of the Action Plan applies the measures defined by the Strategy, which will create conditions for full access to the realization of the human rights for persons of Roma nationality. The Action Plan defines five priority areas: education, housing, employment, health and social protection.

In line with this, both sides agreed that significant improvement has been made in the field of education, and that such trend must be continued with.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Romane Dyvesa 2018

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APPOINTING OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND

AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE FOR HONORARY CITIZEN OF GORZOW WIELKOPOLSKI

AT THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL "ROMANE DYVESA"


On June 6th and 7th, 2018, the 30th anniversary of the Roma culture, songs and plays "Romane Dyvesa" was held in the town of Gorzow Wielkopolski in Poland.

The festival was attended by first-class orchestras from Poland, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia.

Many guests from the Roma cultural life, as well as city leaders, attended the Festival.
The crowd counted over 10,000 delighted with music, dance, and song presented by the Roma orchestras in its fullest, followed by an exceptional visual-stage effects.

Serbia was represented by the Golden Trumpet Orchestra "Dejan Ilic", which received a enormous applause after a very successful performance.

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Death of Sinan Sakic

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WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION ON THE DEATH OF THE GREAT SINGER

SINAN SAKIC


With great sorrow we share the news that a great man, a great artist and music doyen Sinan Sakic, passed away early this morning.

This is not just a loss for Serbia, but for the whole of Europe and beyond.

Singing his songs from the heart and soul, Sinan gathered hundreds of thousands of fans who are broken today by this news.

Jovan Damjanovic, President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador of Peace:

"On behalf of World Roma Organization and myself, I express deep sorrow for the death of the great man and artist Sinan Sakic.

We give the grieving Sakic family the most sincere and deepest sympathy. "

 

Belgrade,

June 1st, 2018

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World Roma Organization | Press release | World Roma Organization in Naples 2018

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"ROMA AND SINTI PEOPLE: THE RIGHT TO HOUSING" CONFERENCE HELD IN MAY, 17th/18th, 2018


During two-day conference in Naples (Italy), on May 17 and 18, the standard issue of Roma "The Right to Housing" was discussed.

Besides the President of the World Roma Organization and the Ambassador for Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, a large number of public and political figures from the state of Italy, representatives of Roma umbrella organizations, representatives of the Roma community, as well as representatives of Roma camps from Naples and the surrounding area, participated.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Ramadan 2018

WORLD ROMA ORGANIZATION AND

AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE

SEND

RAMADAN GREETINGS


World Roma Organization and President of WRO and Ambassador for Peace, Mr. Jovan Damjanovic, wish a happy and blessed Ramadan to all muslim believers. May all celebrate it in peace, serenity and happiness.

May this great holiday be a reminder of peace, tolerance, importance of mutual appreciation and understanding, as well as the importance of respecting differences and affirmation of the highest values of every national and religious community.

 

Bajram sherif mubarek olsun!

 

 

Belgrade,

May 16th, 2018

Secretariat for information

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Victory Day over Fascism

PRESIDENT OF WRO AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE ON THE OCCASION OF
VICTORY DAY AND EUROPE DAY

The President of the World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace considers May 9th a great day, showing that evil and hatred towards people of other religion, race, nationality cannot rule the world. Europe, taught by post-war experiences, has opted for unity, and anti-war environment, in which all its people work together on prosperity, welfare and happy coexistence.

May 9th, 1945 is the Victory Day over Fascism, and since 9th May 1950, Europe has started its path of unification, thanking Robert Schumann, who announces a declaration calling for the establishment of a new order, and therefore the impossibility for conflicting European countries.

Such models should continue to be implemented.

"Fascism is a consequence of intolerance, misunderstanding and unwillingness to get to know and respect differences. Unfortunately, some forms still exist. It must be resolved systematically, all with the help of a strong legislative system.

Unity, diplomacy and common interests on the path of prosperity, the well-being of all people and good neighborly relations are the key to peace and stability. "- said the President and Ambassador for Peace, Jovan Damjanovic.

Belgrade,

May 9th, 2018

Secretariat for information

 

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Death of Boki Milosevic

BOKI MILOSEVIC, A GREAT LEGEND,

HAS LEFT US

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President and Ambassador for Peace in Nišava D

PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE IN NIŠAVA DISTRICT

 

April 10th, 2018, President of World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic, had very constructive discussion with the Chief of Nišava District Dragana Sotirovski. The topics were on Romani cultural activities in Nišava District, and opening of Recycle Centre where Roma would be employed. The Chief Sotirovski supported both items, expressing great desire in solving the long-term problem between the Roma from Niš collecting packaging waste and JKP ''Mediana'' Niš.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | Easter and World Roma Day 2018


EASTER CARD
and
APRIL 8TH - WORLD ROMA DAY


Belgrade, April 7th, 2018

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President and Ambassador for Peace at Yunus Em

PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE ON RECEPTION WITH
COORDINATOR FOR CULTURE OF TURKEY

 

Today, a meeting was held between the President of World Roma Organization and Ambassador for Peace, Jovan Damjanovic, and the Coordinator for culture of Turkey, Mr. Fahri Akdogan, regarding cultural cooperation and exchange between Turkey and Roma from Serbia.

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President and Ambassador for Peace appeals reg

PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE APPEALS

ON THE SITUATION ON KOSOVO AND METOHIJA



"The past has done more than enough to teach the right way, and not to repeat the mistakes.

Kosovo and Metohija has always been a multinational, multiconfessional and multidraditional environment. It is high time for it not to be the center of conflicts, but to cease the historical opportunity to become an example of how such environment can survive and function. The use of force in solving situations requiring a calm and cold head, democratic dialogue and mutual understanding and respect, violates the life and coexistence of all peoples who have said enough to suffering and fears.

I appeal to the leaders and high officers of K&M to return to negotiations and signed declarations and acts that guarantee a peaceful and harmonious life for Kosovo and Metohija. The diplomatic way is the only one that guarantees the peace and stability of the region, " - said the President and Ambassador for peace, Jovan Damjanovic.

Belgrade, March 29th, 2018

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World Roma Organization | Press release | President and Ambassador for peace on March 21

PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE ON THE OCASSION OF

THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

 

March 21st was addopted as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Although some progress is made, it is not equally present. The Roma still live marginally in some countries, exposed to offenses, hate speech and attacks. Somewhere it is a matter of official institutions lacking in will to tackle this issue, somewhere it is corruption being responsable for the shortage of funds allocated to integration of the Roma people, somewhere the very Roma do not want to report cases of racial discrimination.

''Yesterday, as this entire week dedicated to fight against racism, should serve as a reminder to everyone that the Roma Integration 2020 is still on, and that many things have left undone, both in EU member states as well as in those waiting for that status. Discrimination aches of the Roma people are: education, settlement legalization, health, social and housing issue, as well as the issue of the employment of educated Roma, whose number rises from year to year. If the willingness and readiness of the state are present, then people addopt new streams more easily and faster.'' - said the President and Ambassador for Peace Jovan Damjanovic.

 

Belgrade, March 22nd, 2018

Secretariat for information

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World Roma Organization | Press release | International session of WRO in Rijeka and rec
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World Roma Organization | Press release |President and Ambassador for Peace reacts on Ve

PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE REACTS ON VELJKO KAJTAZI'S VISIT TO INDIA

 

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PRESIDENT AND AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE APPEALS

ON THE SITUATION ON KOSOVO AND METOHIJA



"The past has done more than enough to teach the right way, and not to repeat the mistakes.

Kosovo and Metohija has always been a multinational, multiconfessional and multidraditional environment. It is high time for it not to be the center of conflicts, but to cease the historical opportunity to become an example of how such environment can survive and function. The use of force in solving situations requiring a calm and cold head, democratic dialogue and mutual understanding and respect, violates the life and coexistence of all peoples who have said enough to suffering and fears.

I appeal to the leaders and high officers of K&M to return to negotiations and signed declarations and acts that guarantee a peaceful and harmonious life for Kosovo and Metohija. The diplomatic way is the only one that guarantees the peace and stability of the region, " - said the President and Ambassador for peace, Jovan Damjanovic.

Belgrade, March 29th, 2018

Secretariat for information