Protect rights of Roma communities, say UN experts

Roma children

Governments around the world are being urged to protect and promote the rights of the Roma communities.

The call has come from seven United Nations independent human rights experts on International Roma Day which is observed on 8 April.

The experts stress that renewed commitment, targeted action and adequate resources should be devoted to resolving the long-standing problems of discrimination and exclusion faced by the Roma communities.

It is estimated that up to 12 million Roma live in Europe, and other sizeable populations are in Latin America, most of them at the margins of society.

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