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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The purposes and objects of the UWC are to:
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.
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.
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:
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;
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.