ABOUT THE UWC

Established in 1967, the Ukrainian World Congress is the global voice for the Ukrainian people worldwide. As an international non-governmental organization, we represent the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians in the diaspora, unite Ukrainian communities and organizations in over 60 countries, and work to support a democratic, prosperous, European Ukraine. The UWC is recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization with special consultative status and has a participatory status as an international non-governmental organization with the Council of Europe.

KEY UWC PRIORITIES

Support Ukraine

The UWC works with the Government of Ukraine, international governments and organizations, the Ukrainian diaspora and civil society to support Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations and democratic reforms.

End Russian Aggression

The UWC works to strengthen the international coalition of support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

Strengthen Our Communities

The UWC coordinates a network of organizations and communities in more than 60 countries, and supports efforts to preserve the Ukrainian national identity.

Purposes and Objects of the UWC

Promote the solidarity and represent the interests of the Ukrainian people throughout the world

Foster and coordinate an international network of member organizations that support and promote the development of Ukrainian religious, linguistic, spiritual, historical, cultural, and social heritage

Support the independence, territorial integrity, national identity and economic prosperity of Ukraine

Secure the rights, status and interests of Ukrainians and Ukrainian communities, and to defend them wherever they are denied, violated or threatened

Promote democracy and human rights around the world, including monitoring democratic processes such as elections and referendums

Cooperate with governments, nations, organizations, and individuals, to accomplish the above goals in the spirit of peace, freedom, equality and justice

Strengthen the bonds of Ukrainian communities and Ukrainians in the diaspora with Ukraine, including government and civil society

The UWC Programs are implemented by volunteer-run Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Councils and Committees, as well as a dedicated team of staff led by UWC Executive Director.

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