October 2022. Important dates and events

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October 2022. Important dates and events

October 2 – Territorial Defense Day

In 2020, the President of Ukraine signed Decree No. 417/2020 “On the Day of Territorial Defense of Ukraine.” The holiday is established to be celebrated annually on the first Sunday of October. UWC has congratulated all the brave defenders of the Ukrainian land on social networks.

October 5 – World Teachers’ Day

Since 1994, World Teacher’s Day has been celebrated annually on October 5 in more than 100 countries. In Ukraine, teachers are traditionally greeted on the first Sunday of October. This year, this holiday falls on October 2.

October 6-7 – Meeting of EU leaders in Prague

On these dates, an informal meeting of heads of state or government of the European Union is scheduled to be held in Prague. Find out more on the European Council website.

October 14 – Ukraine’s Defenders Day, Intercession of the Theotokos, 80th anniversary of UPA

October 14, 2022, will mark 80 years since the creation of the first combat units of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), which took up arms to fight for the state independence of Ukraine against the Nazi and communist occupation regimes.

This day was not chosen by chance to honor the defenders of Ukraine, because October 14 is the Christian holiday of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God, and in 1999 it was also established as Ukrainian Cossacks Day.

Thus, it is quite logical that on this day the ancient heroic past of Ukraine meets its heroic present.

October 20 – International Credit Union Day

On International Credit Union Day, UWC traditionally thanks credit unions for their powerful and constant support of initiatives of Ukrainian communities in the world.

October 22 – The Ukrainian National Federation of Canada celebrates its 90th anniversary

The Ukrainian National Federation of Canada has been working for decades to support Ukrainian cultural life not only in Canada but also at the global level, encouraging members of the Ukrainian diaspora to participate in public and political life and carrying out cultural, educational and charitable activities to support and develop Ukrainian culture and traditions. On this day, the 75th anniversary of the UNF home establishment will be also celebrated in Edmonton.

October 24 – United Nations Day

On October 24, 1945, UN Charter drafted earlier at a conference in San Francisco and ratified by 51 nations entered into force. Ukraine was one of the first to sign the Charter and joined the group of UN founding members.

In September 2022, during the high-level week of UNGA 77, UWC – recognized by the UN Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization with special consultative status – held several meetings with world politicians, human rights NGOs, diplomats and opinion leaders.

October 24-25 – The First Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimean Platform

A high-level international forum – the First Parliamentary Summit of the International Crimean Platform – will be held in Croatia’s capital Zagreb. The Crimean Platform is a consultation and communication format launched by the President of Ukraine in August 2021 to structure all issues related to the peninsula. On August 23, 2021, UWC joined the 44 states that participated in the inaugural summit and joined the Crimean Platform Declaration in Kyiv.

October 28-30 – Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians

The Congress will be held in Winnipeg to focus on support for Ukraine under the slogan “Stronger Together.” Find out more details in the invitation on the Ukrainian Canadian Congress site.

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