MINELRES: Fwd: Ukraine: Ethno-national Policy Council

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Sun Apr 8 11:18:03 2007

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Kyiv, April 6, All-Ukrainian Union of NGOs “Congress of Roma of Ukraine”
A hearing of the Council on Ethno-national Policy under the President of
Ukraine took place in Kyiv on April 4, 2007. The meeting was chaired by
People’s Deputy of Ukraine Hennadiy Udovenko. The sitting also saw
participation of President’s Secretariat Main Service for Humanitarian
Policy and Preservation of National and Cultural Heritage Oleksandr
Bystrushkin, State People’s Deputies, heads of national minorities NGOs,
scientists and experts. 
The meeting’s participants discussed issues related to proposal
elaboration on development support and efficient implementation of state
ethno-national policy aimed at keeping civil concord in society and
harmonization of interethnic relations. 
All-Ukrainian Union of NGOs “Congress of Roma of Ukraine” head and
Council’s member Petro Grygorichenko proposed the following measures to
be further implemented:
- Development of Comprehensive Nationwide Strategy on Roma Support in
Ukraine 2008-2012. 
- Ukraine’s accession to the “Decade of Roma Inclusion”.
- Romani language inclusion to the list of languages protected under the
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
- Implementation of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) Decree “On
celebration of the International Day of Roma Holocaust”, and in
particular, paragraph 3 on making proposals as regards to inclusion of
Roma Holocaust victims and members of their families to the list of
persons suffered from the World War II, and on the grounds of this, to
ensure their right for indemnities. 

Forumo Romen Ukrainatar 

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