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UNDP reports that many Roma in Europe are marginalised

International Roma Day, on April 8, should serve as an opportunity to draw attention to the rich culture and history of Roma as well as to the fact that large groups of Roma are marginalised, according to a press release from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Bratislava Regional Centre, the TASR newswire reported. "The social exclusion and poverty of Roma constitute a major problem vis-à-vis development in various EU-member countries and in some other European countries. That is why UNDP actively supports development projects on a local level with a particular stress laid on socially-excluded groups and Roma," said Jens Wandel, UNDP Deputy Regional Bureau Director for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, who also serves as the Director of the UNDP’s Bratislava Regional Centre, as quoted by TASR. UNDP said it will soon publish a report on living conditions of Roma households in Slovakia that is drawn from a representative survey. Izabela Nagyová, the PR manager of the UNDP centre in Bratislava said that findings from the analysis will promote better understanding of the difficulties that Roma citizens face and will be an indicator of appropriate policies that can create a framework for enhancing the lives of the Roma.

International Roma Day, on April 8, should serve as an opportunity to draw attention to the rich culture and history of Roma as well as to the fact that large groups of Roma are marginalised, according to a press release from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Bratislava Regional Centre, the TASR newswire reported.

"The social exclusion and poverty of Roma constitute a major problem vis-à-vis development in various EU-member countries and in some other European countries. That is why UNDP actively supports development projects on a local level with a particular stress laid on socially-excluded groups and Roma," said Jens Wandel, UNDP Deputy Regional Bureau Director for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, who also serves as the Director of the UNDP’s Bratislava Regional Centre, as quoted by TASR.

UNDP said it will soon publish a report on living conditions of Roma households in Slovakia that is drawn from a representative survey. Izabela Nagyová, the PR manager of the UNDP centre in Bratislava said that findings from the analysis will promote better understanding of the difficulties that Roma citizens face and will be an indicator of appropriate policies that can create a framework for enhancing the lives of the Roma.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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