Ukrainian World Congress President Eugene Czolij participated in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Poland
On 1 May 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij participated in a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Poland organized by the UWC member organization, Union of Ukrainians in Poland.
The UWC President delivered the keynote address during the commemoration held at the Narodnyi Dim in Przemysl confiscated by the Polish communist regime in 1947 during Akcija “Wisla” and returned in 2011 to the Ukrainian community by the Polish governing authorities. With a historical overview of the UWC, Eugene Czolij focused on the many achievements of the organization throughout its 50-year history including the UWC’s efforts to secure the return of the Narodniy Dim to the Ukrainian community in Poland. He also called upon Ukrainians in Poland to continue working with the UWC and the Ukrainian diaspora in supporting Ukraine in the defence of its territorial integrity.
The UWC President acknowledged volunteers in the Ukrainian community in Poland with Certificates of Recognition for their contribution to the development of Ukrainian community life in Poland.
The commemorative program also included a screening of the short documentary film 50 years of the Ukrainian World Congress.
“The Ukrainian World Congress congratulates the Ukrainian community in Poland on raising awareness of the UWC and its activities during this 50th anniversary year and calls for the further strengthening of its cooperation with the UWC in attaining common goals,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.
In the photo: Eugene Czolij speaking at the UWC 50th anniversary banquet