UWC President extends greetings to the participants of the X Congress of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations
October 18, 2012
UWC PRESIDENT EXTENDS GREETINGS TO PARTICIPANTS OF X CONGRESS OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF UKRAINIAN WOMEN’S ORGANIZATIONS
On October 13, 2012, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij extended greetings to the participants of the X Congress of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations (WFUWO) held in Toronto, Canada. There were some 80 participants representing Ukrainian women’s organizations from 9 countries.
Established in 1948, WFUWO is the coordinating body for Ukrainian women’s organizations in the diaspora uniting 26 organizations from 17 countries. WFUWO is one of the founding members of the UWC.
In his remarks, Eugene Czolij thanked the leadership and the entire WFUWO membership for their long service dedicated to the preservation of the Ukrainian national identity, dissemination of our nation’shistory, supporting Ukrainian youth, and defending the interests of Ukrainian women.
The UWC President also expressed gratitude to past WFUWO President and UWC Second Vice President Maria Szkambara for her dedicated service and greeted her newly-elected successor, Orysia Sushko.
The UWC is the international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC has member organizations in 33 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967 as a non-profit corporation, the UWC was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status.