April 1978 in Geneva Switzerland, attendance of 120 Delegates from 26 countries, and transformation of the name International Romani Committee into the International Romani Union, and a year after that in 1978 in May, the IRU was registered in the UN.

April 1971 in Orpington/London - Great Britain, 23 Delegates from 14 countries. Amongst the other conclusions and decisions are: To define the Roma flag as a national symbol, djelem, djelem promoted as the Romani Anthem, and the term Gypsy to be replaced with the terminology Romani.