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10.12.2016
UWC statement on International Human Rights Day  

 It’s time for each of us to step up for human rights. There is no action that is too small: wherever you are, you can make a difference. Together, let’s take a stand for more humanity.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein 

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

08.12.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij fulfills working visit to Ukraine

On 7 December 2016, on the invitation of Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a working visit to Lviv, Ukraine, where he participated in events marking the 200th anniversary of this leading university, met with the Auxiliary Bishop of the Lviv Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Head of the Lviv Oblast Administration, the Mayor of Lviv, Vice Rector of Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU).

08.12.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij delivers greetings to Gala Commemoration of 200th anniversary of Lviv Polytechnic

On 7 December 2016 in Lviv, Ukraine, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij participated in a prayer service at St. George Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cathedral and delivered greetings during the Gala Commemoration on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Lviv Polytechnic National University that was held at the Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

05.12.2016
UWC calls upon international community to support resolution of UN General Assembly on human rights violations in Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the international community to support a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) as initiated by Ukraine, on human rights violations in Crimea.

The resolution, to be considered in December 2016, condemns the abuses and discrimination against the residents of the illegally occupied Crimea.

28.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes working visit to Romania

On 24-25 November 2016, at the invitation of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) member organization, Union of Ukrainians in Romania (UUR), UWC President Eugene Czolij travelled on a working visit to Bucharest, Romania, where he met with governing authorities of Romania and the local Ukrainian community. 

 

25.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes working visit to France  

On 20-23 November 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij carried out a working visit to Paris, France, where he participated in events marking the anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-33, and met with high-ranking officials of France and civil society.

25.11.2016
Ukrainian World Congress statement on the 83rd anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-33

On Saturday, 26 November 2016, International Holodomor Memorial Day, the Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the international community to share the truth of the genocide of the Ukrainian people by joining in remembrance of the victims of the Holodomor.

May our memory of the victims of the Holodomor remain eternal.

 

 

 

23.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes official visit to Turkey

On 17-19 November 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij concludes official visit to Turkey where he met with His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople - New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch and the local Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities.

21.11.2016
UWC President meets with the Ecumenical Patriarch in Turkey

On 18 November 2016 in the office of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, Turkey, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met with His All-Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople - New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch.

21.11.2016
UWC President concludes series of meetings with high-ranking officials of the European Union, NATO and Belgium

On 13-16 November 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij held a series of official meetings with high-ranking officials of the European Union (EU), NATO and Belgium on the issues of support for Ukraine and securing global peace and security.

19.11.2016
UWC condemns military actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and Syria and calls to support campaign Condemn Russia's Crimes in Ukraine and Syria!

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the military actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and Syria including the ongoing buildup of troops, weaponry and aircraft in this region. 

15.11.2016
Ukrainian World Congress calls to participate in International Human Rights Day 10 December 2016

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon all communities worldwide, individuals and organizations alike, to actively raise awareness of the human rights violations being suffered by Ukrainians in the Russian Federation, and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the territories of Eastern Ukraine illegally occupied by the Russian Federation.

11.11.2016
UWC urges support for the full and unconditional ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement by the Netherlands #NetherlandsWithUkraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) reiterates its call for the Netherlands to unblock the full and unconditional ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement as Ukrainians around the world prepare to mark the third anniversary of EuroMaidan on 21 November 2016.  The events of EuroMaidan precipitated by the refusal by former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement launched a new chapter in the history books as an act of unprecedented consolidation of the Ukrainian nation.

08.11.2016
UWC calls upon international community to support resolution of UN General Assembly on human rights violations in Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the international community to support a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), as initiated by Ukraine, on human rights violations in Crimea.

07.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes working visit to Ukraine  

31 October – 5 November 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij was on a working visit in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he held a series of official meetings with the Heads of Ukrainian Churches, the President, Vice Prime Ministers, Ministers and other high-ranking state officials of Ukraine, as well as with representatives of the international community and Ukrainian civil society, and appeared before the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Foreign Affairs Committee.

01.11.2016
UWC President Eugene Czolij met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

On 1 November 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij met officially with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to discuss the strengthening of the coordination of activities in defence of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and human rights in view of the Russian aggression against Ukraine; the consolidation of Ukraine as a reformed European state and combatting corruption in Ukraine.

28.10.2016
Urge Netherlands PM Mark Rutte to unblock full and unconditional ratification of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

CALL TO ACTION

 #NetherlandsWithUkraine

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, will be announcing before 1 November 2016 the decision of the Netherlands regarding the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

 

26.10.2016
UWC expresses condolences on the passing of Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses deep sorrow and condolences on the passing on 24 October 2016 of renowned academic, philanthropist and Ukrainian community activist, Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn (1926-2016).

The global Ukrainian community remembers Dr. Bohdan Hawrylyshyn as a great patriot of Ukraine who made a significant contribution to the consolidation of the Ukrainian national ideal and formation of an independent Ukrainian state.

26.10.2016
UWC urges Prime Minister of the Netherlands to unblock full and unconditional ratification of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

In a letter of 26 October 2016 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij urged the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, to unblock the full and unconditional ratification by the Netherlands of the EU‑Ukraine Association Agreement (Agreement).

The UWC President emphasized that this Agreement, with all of its key elements, focuses on support for core reforms in Ukraine.

25.10.2016
UWC fully supports principled position of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on limiting veto power at the UN Security Council

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has welcomed and expressed full support for the courageous and principled position of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on limiting veto power at the UN Security Council, as elaborated with his statement on 4 October 2016 as follows:




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