International Coordinating Committee for Holodomor Awareness and Recognition

Chair – Stefan Romaniw
First Vice President

About the committee

The International Coordinating Committee for Holodomor Awareness and Recognition (Committee) furthers the international recognition of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. The Committee works with Ukrainian communities and interested stakeholders including educational, religious and cultural institutions, to support and coordinate awareness and commemorative initiatives designed to educate the international community, its political leadership and civil society, on the history of the Holodomor and its relevance to modern day Ukraine.

A priority of the Committee is recognition of the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people by the United Nations and every governing authority worldwide.

Initiatives:

  • GLOBAL HOLODOMOR DESCENDANTS’ NETWORK

    We invite all Descendants of Holodomor victims to add your voice to our Holodomor Descendants’ Network. Participation in the Network may be at a level that is comfortable and meaningful for you given your individual circumstances. Join in order to receive information on research, activities, events or join to be more active in sharing family accounts and actively supporting awareness / educational/ commemoration initiatives. The choice will be yours. Learn more 

  • National Holodomor-Genocide Museum in Kyiv

    UWC is a founding partner of the development of phase two of the National Holodomor-Genocide Museum in Kyiv and supporter of the fundraising campaign launched by the International Charitable Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor Victims Memorial in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF). Funds are being raised for the permanent exposition and an endowment fund.

  • Project MARIA

    UWC is a public relations sponsor of Project MARIA – a Mobile Memorial Space that memorializes the Holodomor, genocide of the Ukrainian people, as inspired by the story of one Holodomor survivor currently living in Canada. The installation created by Canadian artist Lesia Maruschak includes sculpture, film, books and art.

The list of countries that have recognized the Holodomor as an act of genocide is available here.

Education:

The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC), offers a variety of resources with research-based, reliable content and curricular materials on the Holodomor for grades 5-12. 

Educational materials (both in English and some in Ukrainian) include background information on the Holodomorsurvivor memoirs, primary documents, archival photographs, newspaper articles, information about documentaries and feature filmsexcerpts from literature, as well as a variety of suggested lesson plans and assignments for teachers and studentsHREC is a project of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta.