UWC President Addresses International Conference “Ukraine at the Crossroads”
March 19, 2012
UWC PRESIDENT ADDRESSES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “UKRAINE AT THE CROSSROADS”
Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij participated in the international conference “Ukraine at the Crossroads” held March 7-8, 2012 in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. The conference included 32 experts from Ukraine, Europe, Canada and the United States who discussed the issues of democracy, human rights, economic freedoms and foreign policy in contemporary Ukraine.
Encouraging continued engagement with Ukraine on both the official and grassroots levels, Eugene Czolij assured participants that UWC will continue to cooperate with international community in supporting Ukraine on the critical path toward European integration. He also highlighted the significance of the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine and UWC’s leading role, together with its member organizations, in organizing an international observer mission.
The full text of Eugene Czolij’s address is available on the UWC web site.
The conference, was organized under the patronage of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and sponsored by the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa and the Center for US-Ukraine Relations.
For more information about the conference visit the UCC web site.
The UWC is an international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC has member organizations in 32 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967 as a non-profit corporation, the UWC was recognized in 2003 as a non‑governmental organization (NGO) by the United Nations Economic and Social Council with special consultative status.