UWC President Eugene Czolij meets with Ukrainian community in New York

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25 January2013


UWC President Eugene Czolij meets with Ukrainian community in New York

Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with the Ukrainian community in New York, on 23 January 2013, at an event hosted by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA).


Eugene Czolij shared information about UWC’s activities throughout the past year which were primarily focused on Ukraine’s Euro-integration and democratization, as well as the defense of the human and national rights of Ukrainians. Emphasis was also placed on the strengthening of ties with UWC member organizations and Ukrainian communities throughout the world while supporting their interests.


The UWC President emphasized the current UWC campaign to expedite Ukraine’s Euro‑integration, which will give Ukrainians the opportunity to live in harmony within a European community that shares their values and respects the principles of the inviolability of state borders, democracy, fundamental freedoms and human rights, in contrast to the Russian Eurasian alternative which continues to be expansionary and authoritarian in nature.


Eugene Czolij also highlighted the important role fulfilled by the UWC International Observer Mission to Ukraine’s Parliamentary Election in 2012 and expressed gratitude to all the members of this mission and its co-chair, UCCA President Tamara Gallo-Olexy.


The UWC President acknowledged the Ukrainian community in the United States for promoting important Ukrainian issues and called for continued cooperation with the UWC. He also thanked all the UWC donors and, particularly, the members of the 2012 UWC President’s Club.

Photos with captions from the meetings are posted on the UWC web site.

The Ukrainian World Congress (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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