The visit of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Roma Art and History Museum and the meeting with the President of IRU.
The Ambassador of United States of America, Mrs Nancy Bikoff Pettit has visted the Roma Cultural Center on the 16th of February 2016. After the tour of the Museum the Ambassador attended presentation of the activities and strategic plans of the International Romani Union. The subjects of the meeting included the programme of passports for Roma, the programme of employment – Tabor of the 21st century, the programme of commemoration of Roma Holocaust, as well as the possibilities of supporting the International Romani Culture Festival – Roma World, planned for 18 – 21 August 2016 in Jurmala and Riga. Collaboration between the Embassy and IRU were discussed as well.
EVZ Foundation has held its Board of Trustees meeting in Berlin. Dr. Normunds Rudevics has joined the Board as representative of International Romani Union.The Board of Trustees approves the report on the development of the new funding programme “Support for Roma survivors of the genocide” for the next 3 years.
Paris terror attacks
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paris and France, following the terrible attacks on innocent civilians on the 13th of November. Please accept our deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims.We see these attacks as an assault on the free world, on civilization, on everything we consider human. Our hope is that these hard times are to make us stronger in unity against barbarism, terror and fundamentalism all over the planet. Roma people are with you.”
Dr. Normunds Rudevics, The President of Romani Union
Sinai Russian plane catastrophe.
On behal of IRU and all of the Roma Nation, Dr. Normunds Rudevics has sent a letter to the Russian Government with a message of deep condolences.