UWC President Meets With Representatives of High Level International Institutions
May 11, 2012
UWC PRESIDENT MEETS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF HIGH-LEVEL INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
On May 7-9, 2012, while in Warsaw, Poland, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with Pawel Kowal, the Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, and Janez Lenarcic, the Director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
In his discussion with Pawel Kowal, the UWC President highlighted issues related to Ukraine’s Euro-integration and the calls for a boycott of Euro 2012, which would essentially punish the Ukrainian population and detrimentally affect the efforts toward European integration. During his meeting with Ambassador Lenarcic, the UWC President discussed the recent events involving Yulia Tymoshenko, as well as the need to set up a large OSCE mission of long- and short-term observers for the Parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
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.