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18.03.2017
UWC welcomes European Parliament Resolution in defence of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Ukrainian political prisoners  

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the European Parliament resolution Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and situation in Crimea” (the Resolution) of 16 March 2017 in defence of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Ukrainian political prisoners in illegally occupied Crimea and the Russian Federation. 

18.03.2017
UWC calls to uphold the return to Ukraine of illegally occupied Crimea and to counter Russian aggression

18 March 2017 will mark three years from the time when the Russian Federation, blatantly violating international law, illegally occupied Crimea, an integral part of the territory of the Ukrainian state, and subsequently launched military actions in Eastern Ukraine.

17.03.2017
UWC supports UN call for action to prevent death by starvation in Kenya, north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the United Nations (UN) in calling for immediate action by the international community to prevent the starvation of millions in Kenya, north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

On 22 February 2017, UN Secretary General António Guterres, sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen facing devastating levels of food insecurity.

15.03.2017
UWC calls for public hearings on draft law proposing changes affecting dual citizenship for Ukrainians  

On 16 March 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij sent a letter to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko calling for public hearings on the Draft Act on amending the Law of Ukraine “On Ukrainian citizenship” with respect to exercising the right to change citizenship (Draft Act), the adoption of which would have very negative consequences for an important part of the Ukrainian diaspora.

15.03.2017
UWC International Educational Coordinating Council Chair participated in the development of National Learning Standards for Ukraine

From 25 February to 11 March 2017, Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych, Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Educational Coordinating Council (IECC) took part in the development of National Learning Standards for Ukraine. The two-week proceedings were attended by members of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine; representatives from various Regional Pedagogical Development Institutes; Lviv teachers and school principals.

15.03.2017
UWC welcomes extension of sanctions by Council of the European Union over actions undermining territorial integrity of Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the decision of the Council of the European Union to extend sanctions for a further six months, until 15 September 2017, against individuals whose actions undermined or threatened the territorial integrity of Ukraine. 

The decision confirmed that the circumstances under which the sanctions had been first introduced in March 2014 had not changed. The restrictive measures consist of asset freezes and travel bans.

11.03.2017
Ukrainian community in Spain reinforces serious concern of UWC over intent to re-engage Russian Federation in PACE

On 9-10 March 2017 members of the Ukrainian community in Madrid, Spain, held a peaceful protest to reinforce the serious concern of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) about the repeatedly declared intent of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Pedro Agramunt to re-engage the Russian Federation in PACE.

10.03.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij participated in Ukrainian Days in Washington

On 8-9 March 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij was in Washington, U.S.A., on a two-day visit to participate in Ukrainian Days organized by UWC member organization, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), and to urge continued support for Ukraine from Senators, Members of the House of Representatives and officials from the Department of State of the U.S.A.

 

06.03.2017
UWC welcomes project of the International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations of Lviv Polytechnic National University

“Quotes about the meaning and work of the WCFU and UWC”

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the project “Quotes about the meaning and work of the WCFU and UWC” launched in the framework of the 50th anniversary of the UWC by the International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations (IIECDR) of Lviv Polytechnic National University under the leadership of Director Dr. Iryna Kluchkovska.

04.03.2017
UWC welcomes resolution of Parliament of Portugal recognizing the Holodomor an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the resolution adopted on 3 March 2017 by the Parliament of Portugal recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.

02.03.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij delivered address during premiere of feature film on the Holodomor Bitter Harvest in Ottawa

On 28 February 2017 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij delivered an address during the premiere of the feature film about the Holodomor Bitter Harvest.

This is the first English-language feature film that is based on the most tragic page in the history of Ukraine, the Holodomor-genocide of 1932-33 orchestrated by the totalitarian and imperialist Stalin regime to quell the aspirations of the Ukrainian people to live in an independent state.

01.03.2017
Ukrainian World Congress launches 50th anniversary celebrations in Toronto

On 26 February 2017, in Toronto, Canada, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) officially launched celebrations of its 50th anniversary of uniting Ukrainian communities around the world in furthering the interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people under the motto Ukrainians together – the future is ours!

 

28.02.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij concludes visit to Austria

On 24 February 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij concluded a two-day visit to Vienna, Austria, where he attended the 16th Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and held a series of working meetings with high-ranking officials of the OSCE and Austria, and representatives of civil society.

27.02.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij addressed side event of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly session

On 24 February 2017 in Vienna, Austria, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij addressed a side event in the framework of the 16th Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on the topic “Strengthening energy security in the OSCE region.”

 

 

24.02.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij concludes visit to Belgium

On 22 February 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij concluded his four-day official visit to Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, dedicated to mobilizing support for Ukraine and strengthening the UWC network.

23.02.2017
Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij addressed NATO Partnerships and Cooperative Security Committee

On 21 February 2017 at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij addressed a meeting of the NATO Partnerships and Cooperative Security Committee with political advisors and deputy heads of missions on the topic of support for Ukraine in the war against Russian aggression.

 

22.02.2017
Ukrainian World Congress opens Mission to International Organizations in Brussels 20 February: Nebesna Sotnia Heroes Day

On 20 February 2017 the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) opened the UWC Mission to International Organizations in Brussels coinciding with Nebesna Sotnia Heroes Day. The UWC Mission was established to expedite the advancement of the European choice of the Ukrainian people that was fully supported by the Ukrainian diaspora and for which the Nebesna Sotnia Heroes sacrificed their lives.

20.02.2017
Ukrainians World Congress pays tribute to Nebesna Sotnia Heroes on third anniversary of Revolution of Dignity

On 20 February 2017 the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and Ukrainians around the world joined the people of Ukraine in paying tribute to the Nebesna Sotnia Heroes whose sacrifice must always serve as a reminder for the entire international community of the principles and values which Ukrainians still today are forced to protect from a foreign aggressor.

09.02.2017
UWC calls upon the international community to increase pressure on Russian Federation to release illegally detained Ukrainian journalists

he Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the international community, including human rights organizations and journalists throughout the world, to increase pressure on the Russian Federation to release Ukrainian journalists unlawfully detained by the Russian Federation.

03.02.2017
UWC appeals to high-ranking international officials to take action in response to major artillery attacks in Eastern Ukraine by Russian military forces

In letters dated 3 February 2017 to high-ranking officials within the international community, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij appealed for active measures in response to the most recent major artillery attacks in Eastern Ukraine by Russian military forces in direct violation of the Minsk agreements.




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