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20.04.2017
UWC fully supports healthcare reform plan as proposed by Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine

he Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins G7 Ambassadors, the Mission of the European Union to Ukraine and the World Health Organization (WHO) in expressing full support for the healthcare reform plan as proposed by Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine Dr. Ulana Suprun.

18.04.2017
Quotes about the Ukrainian World Congress

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The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), formerly the World Congress of Free Ukrainians (WCFU), encourages everyone to join the social media campaign raising awareness of the past and present achievements of the UWC, and its relevance throughout its 50-year history.

13.04.2017
Eight videos about the Ukrainian World Congress

Below please find links to videos produced by journalism students of Lviv Polytechnic National University who participated in the project Youth about the Ukrainian World Congress in celebration of the UWC’s 50th anniversary.

What do you know about the Ukrainian World Congress? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0scs1_JeR_Y&t=4s 

13.04.2017
Ukrainian World Congress Easter Greetings

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) extends sincere greetings to the Hierarchs and clergy of Ukrainian Churches, the President, Prime Minister, Chair of the Verkhovna Rada and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, leaders of UWC member organizations and Ukrainians throughout the world with the great Holy Day of the Resurrection of Christ!

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest and holiest day for all Ukrainians, symbolizing the victory of life over death and light over darkness.

10.04.2017
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes establishment of Coordinating Council for Ukrainian Communities in the Republic of Turkey

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the establishment on 8 April 2017 of a Coordinating Council for Ukrainian Communities in the Republic of Turkey as a result of a meeting of representatives of Ukrainian communities at the Embassy of Ukraine in that country.

10.04.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns terrorist attacks in Egypt

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attacks on 9 April 2017 at two Christian churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt, which claimed the lives of dozens of individuals and injured numerous others.

On behalf of the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora, the UWC expresses sincere condolences to the families of the victims and prays for all those who suffered from these acts of terrorism.

08.04.2017
In Memoriam Former Ukrainian World Congress President Peter Savaryn 1926-2017

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) expresses deep sorrow and condolences on the passing on 6 April 2017 of former President of the World Congress of Free Ukrainians (today the UWC) Peter Savaryn.

The death of Peter Savaryn is a painful loss for his wife Olha, and children Vira, Mykhailo and Halia with their families, Canadians and the global Ukrainian community.

07.04.2017
Ukrainian World Congress condemns terrorist attack in Stockholm

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attack on 7 April 2017 in central Stockholm, Sweden, which claimed the lives of four individuals and injured numerous others.

On behalf of the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora, the UWC expresses sincere condolences to the families of the victims and prays for all those who suffered from this act of terrorism.

 

06.04.2017
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes adoption of visa-free regime by European Parliament for Ukrainian citizens

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the adoption with an overwhelming majority by the European Parliament on 6 April 2017 of a visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens.

The UWC was actively and persistently promoting a visa-free regime for Ukraine at the EU level and is very pleased that the EU took this significant decision that will clearly be in the best interests of both the EU and Ukraine.

05.04.2017
Director of UWC Mission to Ukraine Serhiy Kasyanchuk addressed Ukraine Parliamentary Committee on draft law on dual citizenship

On 4 April 2017 Director of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) Mission to Ukraine Serhiy Kasyanchuk addressed a meeting of the Parliament of Ukraine Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-ethnic Relations on the Draft Act on amending the Law of Ukraine “On Ukrainian citizenship” with respect to exercising the right to change citizenship (Draft Act) from 13 March 2017.

04.04.2017
UWC congratulates students of Lviv Polytechnic National University on video project “Youth about Ukrainian World Congress”

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) congratulates the students of Lviv Polytechnic National University who produced a video project “Youth about the Ukrainian World Congress” to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The project, initiated by the International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations (IIECDR) of Lviv Polytechnic to engage students in learning about the UWC and the Ukrainian diaspora, was presented at this educational institution on 29 March 2017. 

03.04.2017
Ukrainian World Congress welcomes significant progress in reform of energy sector in Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) acknowledges the significant progress Ukraine has demonstrated in reforming its energy sector over the past year. Particularly remarkable have been the adjustment of domestic gas prices to the European market levels, reduced dependence of the Ukrainian economy on Russian gas, and recent steps towards greater energy efficiency of households.

 

31.03.2017
Іnterview with Chair of the UWC International Educational Coordinating Council Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych on the topic of dual citizenship

Below is a link to a TV interview on the topic of dual citizenship with Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress International Educational Coordinating Council Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych for the Ukrainian television station Pershyj zaxidnyj in Lviv, Ukraine on 27 March 2017.

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23.03.2017
UWC condemns terrorist attack in London

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attack on 22 March 2017 near the British Parliament in London, UK.

On behalf of the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora, the UWC expresses sincere condolences to the families of the victims and prays for all those who suffered from this act of terrorism.

18.03.2017
UWC welcomes European Parliament Resolution in defence of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Ukrainian political prisoners  

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the European Parliament resolution Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and situation in Crimea” (the Resolution) of 16 March 2017 in defence of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and Ukrainian political prisoners in illegally occupied Crimea and the Russian Federation. 

18.03.2017
UWC calls to uphold the return to Ukraine of illegally occupied Crimea and to counter Russian aggression

18 March 2017 will mark three years from the time when the Russian Federation, blatantly violating international law, illegally occupied Crimea, an integral part of the territory of the Ukrainian state, and subsequently launched military actions in Eastern Ukraine.

17.03.2017
UWC supports UN call for action to prevent death by starvation in Kenya, north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) joins the United Nations (UN) in calling for immediate action by the international community to prevent the starvation of millions in Kenya, north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

On 22 February 2017, UN Secretary General António Guterres, sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen facing devastating levels of food insecurity.

15.03.2017
UWC calls for public hearings on draft law proposing changes affecting dual citizenship for Ukrainians  

On 16 March 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij sent a letter to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko calling for public hearings on the Draft Act on amending the Law of Ukraine “On Ukrainian citizenship” with respect to exercising the right to change citizenship (Draft Act), the adoption of which would have very negative consequences for an important part of the Ukrainian diaspora.

15.03.2017
UWC International Educational Coordinating Council Chair participated in the development of National Learning Standards for Ukraine

From 25 February to 11 March 2017, Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych, Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Educational Coordinating Council (IECC) took part in the development of National Learning Standards for Ukraine. The two-week proceedings were attended by members of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine; representatives from various Regional Pedagogical Development Institutes; Lviv teachers and school principals.

15.03.2017
UWC welcomes extension of sanctions by Council of the European Union over actions undermining territorial integrity of Ukraine

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the decision of the Council of the European Union to extend sanctions for a further six months, until 15 September 2017, against individuals whose actions undermined or threatened the territorial integrity of Ukraine. 

The decision confirmed that the circumstances under which the sanctions had been first introduced in March 2014 had not changed. The restrictive measures consist of asset freezes and travel bans.




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