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15.09.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij fulfilled working visit to Washington D.C.

On 12 September 2017, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a working visit to Washington, U.S.A., where he met with high-ranking government officials, and addressed a reception on the occasion of the 26th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine and the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine-U.S. Diplomatic Relations.

14.09.2017
UWC appalled by sentencing of Crimean Tatar leader on politically motivated charges

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the sentencing of Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz to eight years imprisonment for supporting the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Akhtem Chiygoz, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis, the Crimean Tatar assembly that was outlawed by the Russian Federation after it illegally occupied and seized control of Crimea.

14.09.2017
UWC welcomes extension by European Union of individual restrictive measures against Russian citizens and legal entities

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the decision on 6 September 2017 by the European Union to extend individual restrictive measures for an additional six months for the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Asset freezes and visa bans are enforced for 149 officials from the Russian Federation and Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine, as well as 38 legal entities.

14.09.2017
UWC calls upon Ukrainians worldwide to assist victims of devastating hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean islands

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon Ukrainians worldwide to assist victims of devastating hurricanes that have wreaked havoc in different regions of the United States and the Caribbean islands.

The UWC and the Ukrainian diaspora pray for the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and for all aid workers who are spearheading the relief effort.

12.09.2017
UWC President concluded working visit to the Republic of Moldova

On 3-4 September 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij travelled on the invitation of the Society of Ukrainian Culture in Moldova to Chisinau, Moldova, on a working visit.

In his meetings the UWC President expressed gratitude to Moldovan governing authorities for their support of Ukraine, primarily on the restoration and preservation of its territorial integrity, and called for them to continue such support of Ukraine.

11.09.2017
UWC calls upon international community to boycott  World Festival of Youth and Students being hosted by Russian Federation 

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is calling upon the international community, specifically youth and student organizations, and governments worldwide to boycott the World Festival of Youth and Students being hosted by the Russian Federation from 14-22 October 2017.

Supporting the call of the Government of Ukraine, the UWC draws attention to the blatant violation by the Russian Federation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity with this event.

11.09.2017
“Ukrainian Diaspora Days” in Lviv mark 50 years of the Ukrainian World Congress

On 27-29 August 2017, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) continued its 50th anniversary commemorations in Ukraine with Ukrainian Diaspora Days organized in Lviv by its partner, the International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations (IIECDR) of Lviv Polytechnic National University, and an organizing committee chaired by Head of the Lviv Oblast State Administration Oleh Syniutka.

11.09.2017
“UWC at 50 and Beyond: The European Context” Conference in Lviv examines UWC priorities for future

On 28 August 2017 in Lviv, Ukraine, a one-day conference titled UWC at 50 and Beyond: The European Context was organized by the International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations (IIECDR) and held at Lviv Polytechnic National University to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC).

08.09.2017
Ukrainian World Congress concludes Annual General Meeting in Kyiv

On 25-26 August 2017, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with the participation of 206 delegates and guests from 32 countries.

The AGM began officially with a prayer led by Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate Adrian Staryna.

08.09.2017
UWC Held Inaugural Economic Forum Defining Strategic Priorities in Support of Ukraine’s Economic Development

On August 25, 2017, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Inaugural Economic Forum “Supporting the Economic Development of Ukraine: Cooperation between Government and the diaspora” on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UWC was held in Kyiv, Ukraine, bringing together key Ukrainian government officials, business representatives, and 125 delegates from 27 countries in the world to discuss Ukraine’s economy, export potential and investment environment. 

07.09.2017
UWC President meets with Church Hierarchs, the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Parliament, high-ranking government officials and civil society in Ukraine

On 23 August – 2 September 2017, in Kyiv and Lviv, Ukraine, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate Patriarch Filaret, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

07.09.2017
Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine congratulated the delegates of the UWC Annual General Meeting during a joint meeting in Parliament

On 30 August 2017, Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy congratulated the delegates of the Annual General Meeting of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UWC during a joint meeting with members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on European Integration held in the Parliament of Ukraine in Kyiv to strengthen cooperation in supporting and strengthening the Ukrainian state.

03.09.2017
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine convened a special session on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress

On 25 August 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine, participants of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Annual General Meeting led by UWC President Eugene Czolij took part in a special session at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine convened on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UWC.

The session was chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, who congratulated the UWC on its anniversary and highlighted its contribution to the re-establishment of Ukraine’s independence.

02.09.2017
President of Ukraine addressed guests of 50th anniversary commemoration of Ukrainian World Congress in Kyiv

On 26 August 2017, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its 50th anniversary commemoration at Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine. Joining the UWC leadership and representatives of its international network were President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko, Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Patriarch Filaret, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) and other religious leaders, high-ranking officials from Ukraine, diplomats from around the world, and representatives of Ukrainian civil society.

24.08.2017
UWC Statement on the 26th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine

24 August is the greatest national holiday as Ukrainians throughout the world unite in spirit to commemorate the re-establishment of the Ukrainian state as proclaimed on 24 August 1991.

This day in the history of the Ukrainian nation was the greatest gift for the Ukrainian people which will always be marked as the culmination of the efforts of many generations of Ukrainians for the right to live freely on their own land, prosper in their own state, speak their native language, and freely practice their religion.

23.08.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij for the seventh time listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada publication

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) extends congratulations to its President, Eugene Czolij, on being selected by his peers for inclusion in the Twelfth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 in his practice areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation, as well as Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law.

22.08.2017
First Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv to deliver keynote address during UWC Inaugural Economic Forum

On August 25, 2017 First Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv will deliver the keynote address during the Inaugural Economic Forum “Supporting the Economic Development of Ukraine: cooperation between Government and the diaspora”, which is being organized by the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce and Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

22.08.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns terrorist attack in Finland

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attack on 19 August 2017 in Turku, Finland.

The attack claimed the lives of two people and injured eight from various countries.

18.08.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attacks on 17 and 18 August 2017 on the streets of Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain, crowded with tourists in the midst of the tourist season.

The attacks claimed the lives of at least thirteen people with more than a hundred injured from 34 countries.

18.08.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes working visit to Singapore

On 14-15 August 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij together with his spouse Anna fulfilled his first visit to Singapore where he presented to its high-ranking government officials important Ukrainian issues and discussed with the local Ukrainian community ways of further cooperation with the UWC.




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