On October 18, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rosenko met with a member and rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, during which the officials discussed expanding cooperation on the integration of the Roma minority into the Ukrainian society.
Pavlo Rozenko stressed that the Government pays considerable attention to the problems of protecting the rights of national minorities. In particular, in 2015, under his chairmanship, the Interdepartmental Working Group on the implementation of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the National Strategy for the Protection and Integration of Roma National Minorities into the Ukrainian Society for the period until 2020 resumed its activities.
"Also, in September this year, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the National Action Plan for the implementation of the recommendations set forth in the final comments of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to the eighth periodic report of Ukraine on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women until 2021", reminded Pavlo Rozenko.
The Vice Prime Minister stressed that work on combating discrimination and integration, in particular the Roma national minority, is carried out not only at the central level, but also at the level of local communities. "Appropriate structures have been set up at the level of local authorities, and they have been conferred broad powers", he stressed.
"We are sparing no effort to ensure that national minorities feel secure and enjoy all the rights that the Ukrainian state provides", summed up Pavlo Rosenko.