UWC appeals for President of Ukraine to positively resolve the issue of the law in support of Plast
On September 4, 2019, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy vetoed the Law of Ukraine “On state recognition and support of Plast – National Scouting Organization of Ukraine”.
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) considers the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the Law “On state recognition and support of Plast – National Scouting Organization of Ukraine” as extremely important and timely. “This Law will not only be the foundation for the necessary support and development of the Plast scouting movement in the world and Ukraine particularly, but a basis for the national-patriotic education of children and youth, a powerful unifier for Ukraine and the diaspora, and a significant factor in nurturing and preserving the Ukrainian identity of Ukrainians in Ukraine and throughout the world,” stated UWC President Paul Grod.
Given the issues with the law adopted on May 30, 2019, as highlighted in the veto, the UWC appeals to the President of Ukraine to amend the legislation and resubmit the revised Law to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for consideration as a priority. The UWC also appeals to the Verkhovna Rada to consider and adopt the Law in support of Plast.
The UWC and its member youth organizations are prepared to provide input to the President of Ukraine on revising the Law. We anticipate a quick and effective resolution of this matter in cooperation with the President and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.