UWC announces “30 under 30” initiative for young people in the diaspora, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian independence
The Ukrainian World Congress announced its “30 under 30. Generation Independence” initiative this week, to recognize global community leaders born after Ukraine declared Independence in 1991. The names of top 30 emerging leaders, who are shaping the present and future of Ukrainian communities around the world will be announced on August 19, 2021.
Nomination is open to Diaspora Ukrainian youth who were born after August 24, 1991, who have permanently resided outside Ukraine for at least two years, and who are active in their local communities.
Nominees will be considered for their initiative, creativity, teamwork, and leadership skills, volunteering in the Ukrainian community, as well as achievements in their country of residence. Over the coming few months, the nominating committee, comprised of the veteran community and opinion leaders and chaired by UWC President Paul Grod, will review the submissions from around the globe.
Nominating committee members include Kateryna Yushchenko, First Lady of Ukraine (2005-2010), Borys Gudziak, Archbishop-Metropolitan at Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, President of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Nataliya Poshyvaylo-Towler, Vice President of the Ukrainian World Congress in Oceania, Asia, and Africa, and Orysia Lutsevych, Head and Research Fellow of the Ukraine Forum of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London.
“30 under 30” recognizes proactive young diaspora Ukrainians around the world. After three decades of Independence, those born after its declaration are emerging as community leaders around the globe. We want to recognize and introduce them to the global community, show the importance of their work today and in future international initiatives and projects’ said Paul Grod, UWC President.
The nomination process will be open until July 7, 2021. To follow the project and learn more about the nomination process, please visit the website
https://www.30under30.ukrainianworldcongress.org/ and follow UWC on social media.
Youth organization “Plast – National Scout Organization of Ukraine”. Founded 109 years ago, the organization currently has more than 14,000 members in 24 countries.
Ukrainian Youth Association. One of the largest organizations working with Ukrainian youth in the world established in 1925 in Kyiv.
Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK). National coordinating body of Ukrainian-Canadian students at different post-secondary institutions across Canada. It was formed in 1953 in Winnipeg and now is considered the largest union of Ukrainian students outside Ukraine
World Congress of Ukrainian Youth Organizations. International coordinating body of Ukrainian communities in the diaspora. Established in 2013 from the youth board of the Ukrainian World Congress, which has existed since 1967.
The “UWC 30 under 30” initiative is made possible with the generous support of the Temerty Foundation.