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20.10.2017
Head of the Educational coordinating Council of the UWC took part in the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of “The School of Joy”  

On October 13, 2017, Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych, Head of the Educational coordinating Council (IECC) of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) took part in the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of “The School of Joy” Lviv Primary-Junior Public School, which was established in 1997 due in part to the close cooperation between educators in Ukraine and the diaspora.

20.10.2017
UWC welcomes adoption by Parliament of Canada of “Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)”

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the unanimous adoption by the Parliament of Canada of Bill S-226 titled “Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)” that will provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.

20.10.2017
UWC welcomes adoption by Parliament of Ukraine of Law “On state financial guarantees for the provision of medical services and medication”

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the adoption on 19 October 2017 by the Parliament of Ukraine of the Law “On state financial guarantees for the provision of medical services and medication” (Law), which is a significant step on the path to reforming the health care system of Ukraine.

The adopted Law fundamentally changes the health care system and kick starts a series of changes to health care in Ukraine. 

18.10.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes working visit to the United Kingdom

On 12-15 October 2017, the President of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Eugene Czolij, at the invitation of the UWC member organization, the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, concluded a working visit to London and Manchester, United Kingdom, to discuss current Ukrainian issues during meetings with government officials, civil society representatives and Ukrainian communities, and also to take part in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC.

During his meetings, the UWC President thanked the United Kingdom for helping Ukraine protect its territorial integrity.

17.10.2017
UWC condemns terrorist attacks in Somalia

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning terrorist attacks on 14 October 2017 in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The attacks claimed the lives of over 270 people and injured 300.

15.10.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij fulfilled visit to Estonia

On 10-11 October 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij, on the invitation of  UWC member organization Congress of Ukrainians in Estonia, fulfilled a working visit to Tallinn, Estonia, where he discussed continued support for Ukraine during meetings with the Speaker of the Parliament Eiki Nestorand other high-ranking state officials of Estonia, and also participated in the Ukrainian community’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC.

13.10.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij fulfills visit to Croatia

On 8-9 October 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a working visit to Zagreb, Croatia, during which he participated in the state commemoration of Croatian Independence Day, met with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, Speaker of the Parliament Gordan Jandroković, other high-ranking state officials of Croatia and representatives of municipal structures of Zagreb, and joined the Ukrainian community for a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC. 

06.10.2017
UWC 50th anniversary commemorations to conclude in Toronto with International Conference, Commemorative Banquet and Gala Concert

Official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) will conclude with a two-day program on 10-11 November 2017 in Toronto, Canada, that includes an International Conference, Commemorative Banquet and Gala Concert.

06.10.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij fulfills working visit to Brazil

27 September – 1 October 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij, on the invitation of UWC member organization Ukrainian Brazilian Central Representation, fulfilled a working visit to Curitiba, Brazil, during which he had public appearances on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UWC and met with high-ranking officials, civil society and the Ukrainian community in the State of Parana.

04.10.2017
UWC welcomes Statement by EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and European perspective

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the  Final Statement and Recommendations adopted during the Sixth Meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC), held on 20 September 2017 in Dnipro, Ukraine, and co-chaired by Dariusz Rosati on behalf of the European Parliament and Mykola Kniazhytskyi on behalf of the Parliament of Ukraine.

04.10.2017
Conference in Brazil examines achievements of the UWC and the Ukrainian diaspora from the South American perspective

On 30 September 2017 in Curitiba, Brazil, a conference titled “UWC at 50 and beyond: The South American Vector” marked the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) with the participation of representatives of Ukrainian community organizations in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

02.10.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns horrible attacks in Canada and U.S.A.

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning two horrible attacks that occurred in Edmonton, Canada, on 30 September 2017 and Las Vegas, U.S.A., on 1 October 2017 resulting in over 55 deaths and numerous injuries.

 

29.09.2017
UWC welcomes Law of Ukraine "On Education"

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the Law of Ukraine “On Education” which is yet another important step by Ukraine on its reform path.

The Law of Ukraine “On Education” adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine on 5 September 2017 and signed into law by the President of Ukraine on 25 September 2017 will enable comprehensive reform of the educational system in Ukraine and position the country for inclusion in the European educational network.

29.09.2017
UWC welcomes the joint communiqué calling for EU membership roadmap for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the joint communiqué “Strategic Rethinking of the Eastern Partnership”, adopted by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova on 16 September 2017 in Cadenabbia, Italy, within the framework of the Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Initiative, that calls on the European Union (EU) to provide Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova with a roadmap for EU membership during the upcoming fifth Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Brussels on 24 November 2017.

26.09.2017
UWC invites participation in a high-level conference “UWC at 50 and Beyond: European and Euro-Atlantic Forum” 7 November 2017, Brussels

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) invites participation in a high-level international conference entitled “UWC at 50 and Beyond: European and Euro-Atlantic Forum” scheduled to take place on 7 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, in the framework of events dedicated to its 50th anniversary of the UWC.

23.09.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij addressed Atlantic Council strategic session on Ukraine and met with high-ranking officials in New York

On 19 and 20 September 2017, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a working visit to New York, U.S.A., where he addressed a strategic session on Ukraine of the Atlantic Council, attended the Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Awards dinner and discussed current Ukrainian issues during meetings with high-ranking officials at the United Nations (UN).

22.09.2017
Conference in New York examines UWC and Ukrainian diaspora achievements from a North American perspective

On 16 September 2017, the conference “UWC at 50 and beyond: The North American Vector” and commemorative banquet held at the Princeton Club in New York, U.S.A. marked the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC).

 

15.09.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij fulfilled working visit to Washington D.C.

On 12 September 2017, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a working visit to Washington, U.S.A., where he met with high-ranking government officials, and addressed a reception on the occasion of the 26th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine and the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine-U.S. Diplomatic Relations.

14.09.2017
UWC appalled by sentencing of Crimean Tatar leader on politically motivated charges

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the sentencing of Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz to eight years imprisonment for supporting the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Akhtem Chiygoz, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis, the Crimean Tatar assembly that was outlawed by the Russian Federation after it illegally occupied and seized control of Crimea.

14.09.2017
UWC welcomes extension by European Union of individual restrictive measures against Russian citizens and legal entities

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the decision on 6 September 2017 by the European Union to extend individual restrictive measures for an additional six months for the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. Asset freezes and visa bans are enforced for 149 officials from the Russian Federation and Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine, as well as 38 legal entities.




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