Ukrainian World Congress creates councils and committees for 2013-18 term

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25 September 2013



Ukrainian World Congress creates councils and committees for 2013-18 term

On 21 September 2013, during the first meeting convened since the X Ukrainian World Congress in Lviv, Ukraine, the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) created 12 permanent UWC councils and committees for the new five-year term through 2018. Council and committee chairs who join the UWC Board of Directors were appointed as follows :


International Holodomor Coordinating Committee – Stefan Romaniw (Australia)

World Council of Ukrainian Cooperatives – Olya Sheweli (Canada)

International Educational Coordinating Council – Oksana Wynnyckyj (Canada)

World Council of Ukrainian Social Services – Iryna Washchuk (Canada)

International Human and Civil Rights Committee – Peter Sztyk (France)

International Council on UN Affairs– Andrew Futey (USA)

International Committee on Development of New Ukrainian Communities– Yuri Chopyk (Spain)

International Council on Cultural Affairs – Anna Kisil (Canada)

International Media and Public Relations Committee – Irene Mycak (Canada)

International Sport Committee – Laryssa Barabash Temple (USA)

International Scholarly Council – Dr. Walter Zaryckyj (USA)

International Task Force to Stop Human Trafficking – Halyna Masluk (Greece).


In addition, based on current needs, the three following UWC committees were created and chairs appointed:


International Coordinating Committee for the Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko – Andreas Hajdamacha (Ukraine)

International Election Observer Mission in Ukraine – Paul Grod (Canada) and Tamara Gallo-Olexy (USA) – co-chairs

Constitution Committee – Paul Grod (Canada).


Media Contact: Irene Mycak

Ukrainian World Congress

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Tel. (416) 323-3020

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e-mail: [email protected]


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.

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