XI UKRAІNIAN WORLD
CONGRESS

November 24-27, 2018

Strengthening Ukrainian statehood
for a better future!

The UWC promotes the consolidation of the global Ukrainian community; strengthens and builds its network, and promotes current Ukrainian issues on the international level.

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Since 1967

Holodomor Commemoration

November 22-24

Participation in events commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor

DAY 1

25 November

Official Opening of the ХІ Ukrainian World Congress and Gala Banquet

DAY 2

26 November

Plenary session: “Strategy for cooperation between UWC and Ukraine in the context of today's challenges”

DAY 3

27 November

UWC in 2025 – development of effective strategies

ABOUT UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS

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 was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization with special consultative status and obtained in 2018 participatory status as an international non-governmental organization with the Council of Europe.

Participation in events commemorating
the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor.

Official Opening ХІ UWC Congress Program

REGISTRATION

QUOTA OF DELEGATES FOR THE XI Ukrainian World Congress

Member of Category A - fifty (50) delegates

Category A members consist of Ukrainian regional central representations in countries with 100,000 or more Ukrainians, and the World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations

Member of Category B - twenty-five (25) delegates

Category B members consist of Ukrainian regional central representations in countries with fewer than 100,000 Ukrainians, Ukrainian Churches, the European Congress of Ukrainians, international Ukrainian organizations and Ukrainian regional organizations.

The registration fee (the amount of payment is indicated in the registration form) can be made:

  • by Cheque at the Ukrainian World Congress Head Office at: Ukrainian World Congress, 145 Evans Ave. # 207, Toronto, ON M8Z 5X8 Canada.

  • The registration fee covers all sessions of the XI World Congress of Ukrainians, congress materials, all events and meals.

  • No registration or payment will be accepted at the Congress in Kyiv.

SPONSORS

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Zaraska Family
– Toronto

Ihnatowycz Family
Foundation

Bronze

Delores
Buka-Huculak

Media Sponsors

Workshop Sponsors

ACCOMMODATION

President Hotel

President Hotel offers 374 rooms belonging to different categories – from Business Class Rooms to Presidential Suite. High standards of service as well as professionalism and hospitality of our personnel will make your stay comfortable.

LOCATION

The Hotel is located at the distance of 35 km from the Borispol Airport, 10 km from the Kyiv International Airport and 5 km from the Central Railway Station. It takes 15 minutes to walk to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) and 5 minutes to the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex and Sport Palace.

FACILITIES

President Hotel’s facilities include 17 conference halls and six negotiation rooms capable of hosting from ten to 465 guests as well as 24 h lobby bar and confectionary, fitness area, swimming pool and saunas, Thai massage parlor, open-air and underground parking lots.

IMPORTANT NOTE

The UWC does not cover travel or living expenses in Kyiv for delegates to the XI Ukrainian World Congress (unless you have written confirmation from the UWC stating otherwise) and does not book accommodations These arrangements are the responsibility of the delegate.


To book a room at the President Hotel, please  visit: https://presidenthotel.com.ua/en/ and enter UWC in the Promocode section.

Business Superior

Single-room superior suite with the area of 22 sq. m. and beautiful view of the central part of Kyiv and Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex. The rooms are situated on Floors 7–9.The suite consists of an entrance hall, bedroom and bathroom. Amount of Business Superior rooms: 45.

Junior Suite

Double-room suite featuring exquisite design. Thanks to well-thought space design, the suite is good both for pleasant relaxation and fruitful business. The suite consists of an entrance hall, living room, bedroom and bathroom. Among our Junior Suites, there are special Honeymoon Junior Suite and Junior Suite for People with Special Needs. Amount of Junior Suites: 23.

Suite

Three-room executive class suite with the view of the central part of Kyiv and Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex creating favorable conditions as well as comfortable and pleasant environment both for your business and leisure. The suite consists of an entrance hall, study, living room, bedroom and bathroom. Amount of Deluxe Suites: 5.

CONFERENCE CENTER

President Hotel

President Hotel offers 17 beautiful halls in the center of Kyiv! The team of our professionals has been managing all kinds of events ranging from business meetings to large-scale international forums for many years. We offer all kinds of services related to organizing conferences, banquets and drink receptions.

The Hotel offers a lot of present-day multi-purpose halls with the capacity of up to 465 guests to host large-scale forums and conferences. We also offer negotiation rooms with the capacity of 10-15 seats for important business negotiations. When necessary, European Hall, Predslava Hall and АBCD Sections can be subdivided into several separate areas, which is very convenient for hosting workshops or multipurpose events. All of the halls feature comfortable furniture, flip charts and screens as well as optional podiums or presidia. The necessary technical equipment as well as free Wi-Fi and cable Internet are at our guests’ disposal. In addition, we offer all kinds of catering services including coffee breaks, lunches and dinners as well as banquets, drink receptions or weddings. Our menu features the best classic European and Ukrainian cuisine dishes as well as designer food from the Chef.

Conference Center 1

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Conference Center 2

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Conference Center 3

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European Hall

European Hall Description

Sponsors

Registration is Closed

COMMEMORATION OF THE 85TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLODOMOR

KYIV, 22-24 NOVEMBER 2018

DRAFT

Framework Program

for the participation of representatives of  foreign states

in the International Forum "Ukraine Remembers the World Acknowledges!"

and official commemorations marking the 85th

anniversary of the

Holodomor - the genocide of the Ukrainian people

The Ukrainian side invites foreign guests to participate in the International Forum "Ukraine Remembers the World Acknowledges!" and official commemorations marking the 85th

anniversary of the Holodomor - the genocide of the Ukrainian people.  The Forum will take place in Kyiv on November 22-24, 2018.

Upon arrival, participants should register at the Information Center of the National Center for Business and Cultural Cooperation "Ukrainian House" (vul. Khreshchatyk 2, Kyiv).  It will also be possible to receive handouts and invitations for the separate events.

In connection with the participation in the Forum of the senior Ukrainian government officials and high-ranking foreign guests, special security measures are planned.  Kindly bring your passports.

Foreign visitors will be able to visit and take part in the following activities within the framework of the Forum:

 

Academic Symposium, 22-23 November (Ukrainian House, Khreshchatyk Str., 2).  Presentations by leading experts on this subject and panel discussions are planned, during which participants will discuss the problems, current state and perspectives of the research and comprehension of the Holodomor. Working languages - Ukrainian, English. The organizers will provide simultaneous interpretation.

Also, guests of the Forum are encouraged to attend the special events, including thematic exhibitions "Holodomor 1932-1933: Genocide by Famine", "Resistance to Genocide", "People of Truth", book exposition, children's drawings "Holodomor 1932-1933 - genocide of the Ukrainian people:  memory in the name of the future"; presentation of awards to the winners of the competition for student work.

During breaks for coffee and lunch, it will be enough time for an informal communication.

Memorial session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine dedicated to the commemoration of the victims of the Holodomor, 23 November (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Hrushevskoho Str., 5).

Requiem at the National Opera of Ukraine, 23 November (vul. Volodymyrska 50), 19:00 hrs.  For the participants of the Forum, a transfer from the Ukrainian House and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the National Opera of Ukraine will be provided.

 

The International Forum "Ukraine Remembers the World Acknowledges!", 24 November 2018 ("Mystetskyi Arsenal" National Cultural, Art and Museum Complex, Lavrska Str., 10-12).

The meeting begins at 13 o'clock.  Planned speeches by Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, heads of foreign states and governments, participants of the Forum.  The meeting will end at 15 o'clock.

National program to commemorate Holodomor victims:

- 15:10 - start of the walk from the "Mystetskyi Arsenal" to the Holodomor victims Memorial (vul. Lavrska 3);

- 15:20 - the beginning of the commemorative ceremony;

- 16:00 - national minute of silence;

- 16:01 – The ceremony "Light a candle”. Foreign guests will have the opportunity to light candles to commemorate the Holodomor victims in the Memorial Hall of the National Museum "Holodomor victims Memorial" and to visit the museum exposition.

The organizers do not reimburse the travel and living expenses of foreign guests.

Official Opening of the XI Ukrainian World Congress

25 November 2018, 17.00 - 21.00

National Sport Complex “Olympiyskyi”

Velyka Vasylkivska 55

17.00 – 18.00 Cocktails

18.00 – 21.00 Official Opening of ХІ Ukrainian World Congress (XI UWC Congress) and Gala Banquet

OFFICIAL OPENING PROGRAM

Master of Ceremonies

Paul Grod, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Vice-President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress President

National Anthem of Ukraine

Performed by: Merited Artist of Ukraine Ruslana Lyzhychko

Ecumenical prayer with representatives of religious denominations in Ukraine

Lead by: Bishops of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine, representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Ukrainian Roman Catholic Church, Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine and Union of Jewish Religious Organizations of Ukraine

Prayer for Ukraine "Bozhe velykyi iedynyi"

Performed by Men's vocal quartet "LeonVoci" (Voices of Lviv)

Introduction of distinguished guests

Jaroszlava Hartyanyi, Chair of XI UWC Congress Organizing Committee, First UWC Vice President

Greetings to the delegates and guests of the XI Ukrainian World Congress

  • President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
  • President of the Ukrainiand World Congress Eugene Czolij
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin
  • First Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv

Presentation of St. Volodymyr the Great Medals

Merited Artist of Ukraine Ruslana Lyzhychko and Men's vocal quartet "LeonVoci" (Voices of Lviv)

Closing Remarks

Jaroszlava Hartyanyi, Chair of XI UWC Congress Organizing Committee, First UWC Vice President

Cultural Program

GALA RECEPTION

DAY 1

SUNDAY, 25 NOVEMBER

8.00 – 12.00 Participation in church services

President Hotel lobby

Hospitalna St.12

2.00 – 15.00 Registration

National Sports Complex "Olympiyskyi"

Velyka Vasylkivska St. 55

17.00 – 18.00 Cocktails

18.00 – 21.00 Official Opening of the ХІ UWC Congress and Gala Banquet

OFFICIAL OPENING PROGRAM

Master of Ceremonies

Paul Grod, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Vice-President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress President

National Anthem of Ukraine

Performed by: Merited Artist of Ukraine Ruslana Lyzhychko

Ecumenical prayer with representatives of religious denominations in Ukraine

Lead by: Bishops of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Ukraine, representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Ukrainian Roman Catholic Church, Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine and Union of Jewish Religious Organizations of Ukraine

Prayer for Ukraine "Bozhe velykyi iedynyi"

Performed by Men's vocal quartet "LeonVoci" (Voices of Lviv)

Introduction of distinguished guests

Jaroszlava Hartyanyi, Chair of XI UWC Congress Organizing Committee, First UWC Vice President

Greetings to the delegates and guests of the XI Ukrainian World Congress

  • President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
  • President of the Ukrainian World Congress Eugene Czolij
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin

Presentation of St. Volodymyr the Great Medals

Closing Remarks

Jaroszlava Hartyanyi, Chair of XI UWC Congress Organizing Committee, First UWC Vice President

Cultural Program

Merited Artist of Ukraine Ruslana Lyzhychko and Men's vocal quartet "LeonVoci" (Voices of Lviv)

GALA RECEPTION

DAY 2

MONDAY, 26 NOVEMBER

President Hotel – Hospitalna St. 12

Lobby


7.30 – 9.00 Registration

Conference Hall


9.00 – 10.00 Opening

  • Election of the Presidium
  • Adoption of the Program and Rules of Order of the XI UWC Congress
  • Adoption of the minutes of the Х UWC Congress
  • Election of congress committees: Verification, Constitutional, Nomination and Resolution

10.00 – 11.00 UWC Activity Report

  • Presentations of the Executive Committee and UWC Councils and Committees
  • UWC President's Report on UWC activities for 2013-18
  • Questions
11.00. – 12.25 Video reports from UWC member organizations
12.25 – 12.30 Verification Committee Report
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

Work of Congress committees (Conference Hall, Section AC, Section BD, Section E)

14.00 – 15.30 Plenary session: “The UWC in 2025 - development of a strategy for its effective growth”
15.30 – 16. 00 Break

16.00 – 16.55 Reports

  • Presentation of UWC financial report for the period 1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018
  • Presentation of UWC financial report for 2013-2018
  • Audit Committee Report
16.55 – 17.00 Adoption of reports
17.00 – 17.30 Break

European Hall


17.30 – 19.00 Buffet

Conference Halls


19.00 – 21.00 Regional round tables:

  1. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in Eastern Europe” – Conference Hall 1
  2. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in Western Europe” – Conference Hall 2
  3. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in Australia, Oceania, Asia and Africa” - Section AC
  4. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in North America” - Section BD
  5. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in South America” - Section Е
  6. Тopic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in Russian Federation and Central Asia” - Predslava

DAY 3

TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER

President Hotel - Hospitalna St. 12

Conference Halls


9.00 – 10.30 Sessions:

  1. Topic: “Policy of Ukrainian national remembrance in the global perspective” – Conference Hall
  2. Topic: “Issues of Ukrainians living outside Ukraine: steps to facilitate return to Ukraine” - Section AC
  3. Topic: “International support for Ukraine in the areas of defence, reform and humanitarian initiatives” - Section E
  4. Topic: “The Ukrainian language - the path to identity and international communication” - Predslava
  5. Topic: “Role of the diaspora in the economic development of Ukraine” - Section BD

10.30 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.30 Sessions:

  1. Topic: “Role of the diaspora in creating a positive image of Ukraine and Ukrainians in the world ” – Conference Hall
  2. Тopic: “Sources of financing Ukrainian community activities: credit unions, community foundations and fundraising” - Section AC
  3. Topic: “Formation of a conscious Ukrainian through the prism of education, youth organizations, cultural and art associations, etc.” - Section BD
  4. Тopic: “Strengthening the world Ukrainian youth movement - ways to build youth and student organizations in the diaspora” - Section E
  5. Тopic: “Mutual understanding and cooperation between Ukrainian diaspora and ethnic and religious communities around the world” - Predslava

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

Work of Congress Committees (Conference Room, Section AC, Section BD, Section E)

Conference Hall


14.00 – 14.05 Vote on absolution for outgoing leadership
14.05 – 14.10 Appointment of external Auditor
14.10 – 16.00 Reports of Congress Committees

  • Presentation and adoption of proposed amendments to the UWC By-law
  • Presentation and adoption of proposed resolutions
  • Presentation and adoption of UWC budget for the period 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2020

16.00 – 18.30 Election of the President and UWC governing bodies

Slavic Hall


18.30 – 20.00 Reception

XI UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS

PROGRAM 24-27 November 2018 

22-24 NOVEMBER

Participation in events commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-33

SUNDAY, 25 NOVEMBER


8.00 – 12.00 Participation in church services

President Hotel lobby

Hospitalna St.12

2.00 – 15.00 Registration

National Sports Complex "Olympiyskyi"

Velyka Vasylkivska St. 55

Olympic Courtyard

17.00 – 18.00 Cocktails

Champions Hall

18.00 – 21.00 Official Opening of the ХІ UWC Congress and Gala Banquet

MONDAY, 26 NOVEMBER

President Hotel – Hospitalna St. 12

Lobby


7.30 – 9.00 Registration

Conference Hall


9.00 – 10.00 Opening

  • Election of the Presidium
  • Adoption of the Program and Rules of Order of the XI UWC Congress
  • Adoption of the minutes of the Х UWC Congress
  • Election of congress committees: Verification, Constitutional, Nomination and Resolution

10.00 – 11.00 UWC Activity Report

  • Presentations of the Executive Committee and UWC Councils and Committees
  • UWC President's Report on UWC activities for 2013-18
  • Questions
11.00. – 12.25 Video reports from UWC member organizations
12.25 – 12.30 Verification Committee Report
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

Work of Congress committees (Conference Hall, Section AC, Section BD, Section E)

14.00 – 15.30 Plenary session: “UWC in 2025 – development of effective strategies”
15.30 – 16. 00 Break

16.00 – 16.55 Reports

  • Presentation of UWC financial report for the period 1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018
  • Presentation of UWC financial report for 2013-2018
  • Audit Committee Report
16.55 – 17.00 Adoption of reports
17.00 – 17.30 Break

European Hall


17.30 – 19.00 Buffet

Conference Halls


19.00 – 21.00 Regional round tables:

  1. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in Eastern Europe” – Conference Hall 1
  2. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in Western Europe” – Conference Hall 2
  3. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in Australia, Oceania, Asia and Africa” - Section AC
  4. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in North America” - Section BD
  5. Topic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in South America” - Section Е
  6. Тopic: “Development of Ukrainian communities in Russian Federation and Central Asia” - Predslava

TUESDAY, 27 NOVEMBER

President Hotel - Hospitalna St. 12

Conference Halls


9.00 – 10.30 Sessions:

  1. Topic: “Policy of Ukrainian national remembrance in the global perspective” – Conference Hall
  2. Topic: “Issues of Ukrainians living outside Ukraine: steps to facilitate return to Ukraine”- Section AC
  3. Topic: “International support for Ukraine in the areas of defence, reform and humanitarian initiatives” - Section E
  4. Topic: “The Ukrainian language - the path to identity and international communication” - Predslava
  5. Topic: “Role of the diaspora in the economic development of Ukraine” - Section BD

10.30 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.30 Sessions:

  1. Topic: “Role of the diaspora in creating a positive image of Ukraine and Ukrainians in the world ” – Conference Hall
  2. Тopic: “Sources of financing Ukrainian community activities: credit unions, community foundations and fundraising” - Section AC
  3. Topic: “Formation of a conscious Ukrainian through the prism of education, youth organizations, cultural and art associations, etc.” - Section BD
  4. Тopic: “Strengthening the world Ukrainian youth movement - ways to build youth and student organizations in the diaspora” - Section E
  5. Тopic: “Mutual understanding and cooperation between Ukrainian diaspora and ethnic and religious communities around the world” - Predslava

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

Work of Congress Committees (Conference Room, Section AC, Section BD, Section E)

Conference Hall


14.00 – 14.05 Vote on absolution for outgoing leadership
14.05 – 14.10 Appointment of external Auditor
14.10 – 16.00 Reports of Congress Committees

  • Presentation and adoption of proposed amendments to the UWC By-law
  • Presentation and adoption of proposed resolutions
  • Presentation and adoption of UWC budget for the period 1 May 2019 - 30 April 2020

16.00 – 18.30 Election of the President and UWC governing bodies

Slavic Hall


18.30 – 20.00 Reception

Note:

On Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 from 9.00 to 13.00 in Section E of the President Hotel meeting and strategic planning session for the newly elected UWC Board of Directors will be held, to which presidents / heads of UWC Ukrainian regional central representations or their representatives, and employees of the UWC Head office in Canada and UWC Missions in Ukraine and Belgium are invited.

UKRAINIAN WORLD CONGRESS

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 was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization with special consultative status and obtained in 2018 participatory status as an international non-governmental organization with the Council of Europe.

UWC Network

The UWC has a network of member organizations and ties with Ukrainians in 57 countries.

The UWC has a network of Ukrainian member organizations in the following countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Switzerland, United States of America and Uzbekistan.

The UWC also has associate member organizations in the following countries: Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.

The UWC also maintains ties with Ukrainians in the following countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Chile, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Kyrgyz Republic, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mozambique, Republic of South Africa and Thailand.

Purposes and Objects of the UWC

The purposes and objects of the UWC are to:

  • promote the solidarity and represent the interests of the Ukrainian people throughout the world;
  • foster and coordinate an international network of member organizations that support and promote the development of Ukrainian religious, linguistic, spiritual, historical, cultural, and social heritage;
  • support the independence, territorial integrity, national identity and economic prosperity of Ukraine;
  • strengthen the bonds of Ukrainian communities and Ukrainians in the diaspora with Ukraine, including government and civil society;
  • secure the rights, status and interests of Ukrainians and Ukrainian communities, and to defend them wherever they are denied, violated or threatened;
  • promote democracy and human rights around the world, including monitoring democratic processes such as elections and referendums; and
  • cooperate with governments, nations, organizations, and individuals, to accomplish the above goals in the spirit of peace, freedom, equality and justice.

 

UWC Councils and Committees

Twelve (12) UWC standing councils and committees work actively to address questions that define Ukrainian community life. These include human and civil rights, UN matters, awareness of the Holodomor in the international community, education, social services, assistance to Ukrainian citizens living abroad, scholarly matters, culture, the fight against human trafficking, media, sport and the cooperative movement.

The UWC also has a Directorate for Humanitarian Initiatives (including Patriot Defence), Coordinating Committee in Support of Ukraine, Committee in Support of the Economic Development of Ukraine, and an International UWC 50th Anniversary Committee.

Current UWC Activities

The UWC promotes the consolidation of the global Ukrainian community; strengthens and builds its network, and promotes current Ukrainian issues on the international level.

The UWC focuses on: strengthening the international coalition in supporting Ukraine in the defence of its territorial integrity; the release of Ukrainian political prisoners imprisoned by Russian governing authorities, and the defence of human, national and religious rights of Ukrainians in illegally occupied Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, and Ukrainians in the Russian Federation; countering Russian disinformation and disseminating factual information about Ukraine by sharing its progress in reforming, modernizing and combatting corruption; providing Ukraine with humanitarian aid to overcome the consequences of Russian aggression; support for Euro-integration processes and its membership in the European Union; support for the Euro-Atlantic course of Ukraine and its membership in NATO; the provision by the international community of economic and technical support for Ukraine and promoting a Marshall Plan for Ukraine; issuing a Tomos of Autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyivan Patriarchate; recognition of the Patriarchal status of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church; recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people as already recognized by 17 countries; and finding common ground on historical Ukrainian-Polish issues through education and reconciliation.

UWC’s Cooperation with International Institutions

The UWC is actively promoting relevant Ukrainian issues during international forums and meetings with high-ranking officials of the UN, EU, Council of Europe, NATO and OSCE.

In 2015-18 the UWC President Eugene Czolij addressed the following international forums:

  • Conference sponsored by the American Foreign Policy Council, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, International Republican Institute, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, National Democratic Institute, Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation and Open World Leadership Center on the topic A Special Look at the Ukrainian Minority in Russia, 1 October 2015, Washington, USA;
  • National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America on the topic Security Challenges Facing the West, 12 November 2015, Washington, USA;
  • Session of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the Political consequences of the crisis in Ukraine, 7 December 2015, Brussels, Belgium;

Session of the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee of the European Parliament dedicated to the Exchange of views on EU strategic communication and the hybrid war in Ukraine, 8 December 2015, Brussels, Belgium;

 

  • Conference organized by the foundation Brand New Ukraine on the topic Successes and failures in reforming Ukraine, 29 March 2016, The Hague, Netherlands;
  • Conference organized by the Nexus Institute on the topic Battle for Europe, 2 April 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands;
  • Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security in response to the report Ukraine’s two wars: protecting independence and implementing real reforms, 28 May 2016, Tirana, Albania;
  • Side Event of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on the topic Violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Crimea, 2 July 2016, Tbilisi, Georgia;
  • Warsaw Summit Experts' Forum - NATO in Defence of Peace: 2016 and Beyond, on the topic Preserving peace by fostering freedom, justice and security to the wider world, 9 July 2016, Warsaw, Poland;
  • Ukrainian Parliamentary hearings on the topic 75th anniversary of the tragedy of Babyn Yar: lessons of history and the present, 27 September 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • Meeting of the NATO Partnerships and Cooperative Security Committee with political advisors and deputy heads of missions on the topic of support for Ukraine in the war against Russian aggression, 21 February 2017, Brussels, Belgium;
  • Side Event in the framework of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on the topic Strengthening energy security in the OSCE region, 23 February 2017, Vienna, Austria;
  • Academic conference on the topic Hellenism in Ukraine: Historical factors, the present and perspectives organized by the Association of the Ukrainian Diaspora in -Hellenic Thoughtunder the auspices of the Academy of Science for Higher Education of Ukraine, 23 April 2017, Athens, Greece;
  • Expert Forum of the Warsaw Summit 360/OS Open Source on the panel What the Fact?, 7 July 2017, Warsaw, Poland;
  • Public lecture on the topic EU attitudes towards former Warsaw Pact states and former Soviet republics at the Centre for European Studies of the Australian National University, 9 August 2017, Canberra, Australia;
  • Side Event of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the topic Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and the persistent Russian aggression, 23 January 2018, Strasbourg, France;
  • Conference in the European Parliament on the topic 4 years of occupation – Ways to support Crimea and Crimean Tatars, 31 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium;
  • Side Event of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on the topic Violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Crimea, 22 February 2018, Vienna, Austria;
  • Conference in the European Parliament on the topic Human costs of Russian aggression in Ukraine, 27 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium;
  • Pre-conference workshop by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on the topic Working together for “Sustainability of Humanitarian Response”, 4 March 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates;
  • Atlantic Council conference on the topic Kremlin Aggression in Ukraine: Seeking Restitution for Private Property Seized and Destroyed, 20 March 2018, Washington, USA;

 

  • Panel discussion held at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on the topic The price of Kremlin aggression in Ukraine: the material dimension, 7 June 2018, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • Special expert discussion on Building a Regional Resilience to Disinformation held during the Second Inter-Parliamentary Conference “Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: Strengthening the Interparliamentary Component of Regional and Security Cooperation, while Developing Interaction with the EU and NATO”, 9 June 2018, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • European Parliament conference “Making Рeace in Donbas: The Role of a Peacekeeping Mission”, 28 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium;
  • Side event in the framework of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly “Environmental assessment and recovery priorities for Eastern Ukraine”, 8 July 2018, Berlin, Germany; and
  • Side event in the framework of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly “Nord Stream 2 and the impact on the OSCE member states”, 9 July 2018, Berlin, Germany.

 

International UWC Events Commemorating its 50th Anniversary in 2017

 

In 2017 the UWC, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary organized a round table, the Inaugural Economic Forum and five International Conferences to analyze 50 years of activity and develop a roadmap for the future, particularly on current issues with respect to support for Ukraine in defending its territorial integrity and its ongoing European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

  • Roundtable on the topic “UWC at 50 and beyond: The Australian context” (in cooperation with the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University and the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations), 10 August 2017 in Melbourne, Australia;
  • Inaugural Economic Forum: “Support for the economic development of Ukraine: Cooperation between the Ukrainian Government and Diaspora” (in cooperation with the US-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce), 25 August 2017, Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • International Conference “UWC at 50 and Beyond: The European Context” (in cooperation with the International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations, Lviv Polytechnic National University), 28 August 2017, Lviv, Ukraine;
  • International Conference “UWC at 50 and Beyond: The North American Vector” (in cooperation with the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America), 16 September 2017, New York, USA;
  • International Conference “UWC at 50 and Beyond: The South American Vector” (in cooperation with the Ukrainian-Brazilian Central Representation), 30 September 2017, Curitiba, Brazil;
  • International Conference “UWC at 50 and Beyond: European and Euro-Atlantic Forum” (in cooperation with the Association of Ukrainians in Belgium), 7 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium; and
  • International Conference “UWC at 50 and Beyond: The Roadmap” (in cooperation with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress), 10-11 November 2017, Toronto, Canada.
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