Meeting of the IRU Cabinet and part of the ERTF Board held in Stockholm this weekend

As part of its activities on 6 and 7 December 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden organized a meeting of the IRU Cabinet, as well as a part of the ERTF Board and the women's organization Phenalipe. The promoter and organizer of this event was the Head of the IRU Committees and the Vice President of the IRU Rosita Gronfors
For the third time, Rosita Gronfors proved to be a responsible host and organizer, and the whole organization flowed in an impeccable atmosphere.

The meeting of these organizations was attended by the President of the IRU Zoran Dimov, Rosita Gronfors - Head of the IRU Committees, Stefan Kuzhicov - VD President of the IRU Parliament, Gregor Julson - Head of the IRU Romano Cris, Ramush Muarem – Gen. Secretar of the IRU Zvonko Jasarevic - IRU Chris, Marja Eronen - Advisor to the IRU Cabinet. Abigal Hocking and James Wragg - from the Democratic Transition Office, Lars Demeter, Head of the IRU Religious Commission and Tore Jarl Bielenberg, IRU delegate from Norway.

Also representatives from ERTF President Miranda Vuolasantra, and ERTF representatives as well as the women's lobby from Phenalipe, Christina Raducanu, Martina Salinger, Angelina Dimitrie Taikon, as well as coordinators Upro Vulosranta and Fred Taikon.
At the same time, the event was attended by journalists Bajram Sevrdjan, Isein Bajram and Erhan Demir and Swedish representatives from Radio Romano.

The event was moderated by Stefan Kuzhicov. On the first day 06.12.2019 - Friday after the arrival of the guests and participants, were made coordination and defining the topics that will be discussed and the IRU Cabinet meeting held in the afternoon,
On the second day of 07.12.2019 - Saturday, the meeting to start at 09:00 with the registration of guests, is immediately after the topics discussed.

The introductory presentation was made by the Head of the IRU Committees and the Vice President of the IRU - Rosita Gronfors, who gave her opinion on the cooperation between the IRU and the ERTF and the development of the IRU Women's Lobby. He emphasized the role of the women's lobby and the importance of the Roma woman in the activities and actions. From this point of view, the importance of full membership and activity of having a wife in the IRU Roma Chris was emphasized.

From this point of view was also discussed by the IRU President Zoran Dimov and the initiative where needed in the IRU Roma Cris also need to strengthen the women's lobby, more equal participation of a female member in the IRU Roma Cris, a modality that will find a practical implementation a new moment in the development of the women's lobby.
From that point of view, the Roma IRU chief Cris Gregor Julson gave his full support to the initiative.

In the continuation of the discussions, the President of the IRU Zoran Dimov mentioned in his report the activities so far, but also emphasized the moment of the decision to establish the Roma Ombudsman - Contact Point and its successful implementation.
But one of the highlights was the opening of the IRU Office within the UN in Geneva where the Roma Ombudsman will also be located. Now besides Vienna, there is a UN office in Geneva.

Following is Miranda Vuolasranta from ERTF on the tasks and activities of Roma and Travelers and the cooperation that will strengthen the realization of IRU and ERTF. At the same time, he presented the priorities of the EU and its Commission as a unity for all in the period 2020 -2024.
Angelina Dimitar Taikon also addressed the importance of Roma children and their education as well as presenting modulation as to raise the moment to a higher level.

In the direction of women's activities and the importance of that element and a stronger lobby for the Roma woman, Christina Raducanu had her vision. She mentioned that it is necessary to undertake a more concrete plan and to raise this kind of cooperation to a higher level.

Abigal Hocking also had a presentation on the function of Democratic Transition and Electronic Voting before the audience. At the same time, via Skype, Grattan Puxon was also involved. It came to a conclusion, due to the manner of electronic voting and the complex process, to this way of voting it would be best to conduct a longer campaign to educate the electorate on the new method of voting. The IRU Congress for 4 years was highlighted as the optimal period.

One of the last points was the theme of the IRU Congress in 2020.

In conclusion from the discussions, the President of the IRU Zoran Dimov, for various reasons and most of all the financial condition of the IRU to hold the next IRU Congress in Skopje, Republic of Northern Macedonia in the last week of March, Friday the IRU Assembly, and also the IRU meeting and organizing a cultural event to be March 28-30, 2020.

For the time being, the term for holding the IRU Congress remains, and the activity of finding funding for its flawless organization!

The meeting ended on 07.12.2019 at 18:00.

The report was prepared
Ramush Muarem
Gen.Secretar of the IRUl







On December 6-7, the IRU Cabinet meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, to decide when the IRU Congress will be held.

The IRU Cabinet will meet in Stockholm, Sweden in its activities as part of the plan and strategy for next weekend.

The meeting will be on December 6th and 7th (Friday and Saturday) 2019. That meeting of the IRU Cabinet is being organized by IRU Committees Chief Rosita Gronfors and IRU President Zoran Dimov.

In addition to the IRU Cabinet meeting will be attended by IRU Parliament Vice President Stefan Kuzicov, IRU Vice Presidents Ajten Berafla, Agush Demirovski, Khuram Khan then IRU President for India Rishi Verandra, Secretary General Ramush Muarem, IRU Kris Chief Gregor Julson, Theodore Mutto, Stefan Wudov et al.

Also at the IRU Cabinet meeting will be members of the Board responsible for the Democratic Transition - Sarah Hocking and James Wragg

One of the topics at this meeting is the decision on the term to hold the next IRU Congress where the next IRU leadership will be elected. In addition, the reports of all IRU Committees will be presented by its heads.

At the same time, the agreement reached for the opening of the IRU office in Geneva within the United Nations, which is a great success, will be presented, as well as the Roma Ombudsman - Contact Point will work within that office.

At the same time, the future plans and strategies of the IRU will be elaborated in the coming period of the activities of the IRU for 2020.

IRU President Zoran Dimov at UN Forum in Geneva: "Forming a Roma Ombudsman is an Important Link to Roma Rights"

As part of the Minority Issues Form "Education, Language and Human Rights for Minorities" held at the United Nations Palace in Geneva, IRU President Zorna Dimov had a part of his address.

He explained during the forum the role of the resolution adopted to establish a Roma Ombudsman - Contact Point as an instrument that would contribute to the elimination of discrimination and greater respect for human rights of one of the most vulnerable and most marginalized minorities in the world - the Roma Nation.

With the functioning of this institution all these elements will contribute to a greater observation of the respect of the fundamental rights of the Roma, regardless of which part of the world is concerned.

With institutional cooperation and respect for the activity, all anomalies could be eliminated or minimized, said IRU President Zoran Dimov.

During the Geneva Forum, the IRU President had other important meetings with representatives of various international institutions and organizations. One of them was the meeting with the representative of Somalia Mr. Bogor Ahmed Iman Kang, with whom they exchanged many useful information and stories in the field of Human Rights.

O IRU phravgja ofiso ko Unime Nacie ki Ženeva! Odothe ka ovel ko jekh em o Romano Ombdusmano – Kontakt point!

Nane pobuter dilema. I Internacionalno Romani unia IRU trujal o ЕСОЅОС statuso ko UN akana pire ofisoa ko pervazia taro Unime Nacie . O Ofiso taro UN si ki Ženeva – Švajcaria.

Akava si panda jekh fakti kaj o IRU si jekh seriozno em aktivno internacionalno romani organizacia ki Lumia.

Odova dikhle em o avgo manuša taro Unime Nacie kaj o IRU kerel bari buti em si respektabilno internacionalno romani organizacia so si la piri mangin, vizia, plano startegiasar te kerel buti.

Ko odova konteksti ka kerel em o ofiso taro Romano Ombdusamno. I korkoro rezolucia e Romane Ombdiusamnoske si andi ki Parlamenti taro IRU ko juni 2019 berš ko Skopje kana sine suportime taro buteder internacionalno organizacie em institucie.

Akava si panda jekh fakti kaj ko čekat e presidentoa Zoran Dimov o IRU sikavgja kaj kerel buti ko interes e Romane naciake ki sasti lumia.

IRU President Zoran Dimov at UN Geneva Conference: 12th Session - Minority Education Forum "Education, Language and Human Rights of Minorities

Twelfth Session - Forum on Minority Issues as part of its activities at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 28 and 29 November "Education, Language and Human Rights of Minorities".

The International Roma Union - IRU, which will be represented by its President Zoran Dimov, also participates in the UN ECOSOC status.

He is attending there at the invitation of the UN Human Rights Presidents, who have appointed Ms Anastasia Crickley of Ireland and Ms Astrid Thors of Finland as co-chairs of this Forum.

Otherwise, at this important event, the President of the IRU will present to the audience the decision taken by the IRU Parliament at its last parliamentary session this June to establish a "Roma Ombudsman - Contact Point" based in Strasbourg.

Forum topics will include, inter alia, "Resolving the rights of linguistic minorities and the use of their languages ​​in education" and human rights related topics.

Zoran Dimov IRU President of the UN Form in Geneva: "The language of a people is the basis of its identity"

A Forum on Minority Issues "Education, Language and Human Rights of Minorities" was held in Geneva on 28 and 29 November at the United Nations Palace

In his brief address to the audience, IRU President Zoran Dimov said: "The role of language in education is part of a nation and that element expresses identity, culture, history as well as survival. In fact, the language of a nation is the basis of its identity."

He also emphasized the need for a functioning "Romaxi Ombudsman - Contact Point" institution, which in cooperation with European institutions will deepen the activism and greater control over the violation of fundamental human rights, with emphasis on the Roma nation.

During his stay, Dimov organized a number of meetings with prominent personalities from various countries around the world on the topic of language and human rights protection. He also met with key figures from European institutions, as well as UN representatives from India, Sheikhs from the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, South and North America, Asia, Veronica Michael, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and many others.









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