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13.01.2018
UWC motto and historical dates in 2018

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon the global Ukrainian diaspora to further its activities in 2018 under the motto:

Strengthening Ukrainian statehood for a brighter future!

 The UWC calls upon the global Ukrainian diaspora to commemorate:

100 years of Modern Ukrainian Statehood

11.01.2018
UWC calls for Ukrainians around the world to join flash mob #UnitedUkraine

The Ukrainian World Congress calls for Ukrainians around the world to join the international action, flash mob #UnitedUkraine marking Ukrainian Unity Day (Den' Sobornosti) on 22 January. Organized by the community organizations Ukrainians and Batkivschyna Moloda, this fourth “United Ukraine” flash mob welcomes the participation of every individual who supports Ukraine, aspires to its unity and the end of the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

10.01.2018
Video: Presentation of the National Bank of Ukraine commemorative coin “50 years of the Ukrainian World Congress

Below is a link to a video of the presentation of the National Bank of Ukraine commemorative coin “50 years of the Ukrainian World Congress” that was held on 28 December 2017 in Kyiv at the Money Museum.  

To watch the video of the presentation click HERE

30.12.2017
National Bank of Ukraine issues commemorative coin “50 years of the Ukrainian World Congress”

On 26 December 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) issued a commemorative coin valued at 5 hryvnia dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) that was officially presented at the Money Museum on 28 December 2017.

 

24.12.2017
Ukrainian World Congress Christmas greetings

As 2017 comes to a close, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) looks back upon a year in which it marked a significant milestone in its history and successfully broadened its reach to a wide spectrum of Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine alike with the message that in unity lies our strength.

22.12.2017
UWC welcomes accurate assessment of Russian hybrid warfare by the United States and its decision to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the accurate assessment of the Russian hybrid warfare by the United States and the approval by the Administration of the U.S. President of the sale of lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine to help it withstand persistent and blatant Russian aggression.

 

22.12.2017
UWC welcomes strengthened UN resolution on human rights situation in Crimea

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the adoption on 19 December 2017 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly of the resolution on  "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)", which strengthens the message of UN member states on the illegal occupation of Crimea and further underscores the severity of the human rights violations on the peninsula by the Russian Federation.

22.12.2017
Ukrainian World Congress greets Ukrainian diplomats on 100th anniversary of Ukrainian diplomacy

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) extends sincere greetings to Ukrainian diplomats on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Ukrainian diplomatic service.

Exactly 100 years ago, on 22 December 1917, it was resolved during a meeting of the Government of the Ukrainian National Republic to create the first full-fledged state structure of the Ukrainian foreign service.

22.12.2017
UWC extends greetings to International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations on 25th anniversary

On 21 December 2017 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij sent a video greeting to the International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations (IECDR) of Lviv Polytechnic National University on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

The UWC President highlighted the unique role played by the IECDR in furthering the development of education and culture beyond the borders of Ukraine, strengthening ties between the people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora, and sharing information about the work of the UWC and its members.

22.12.2017
UWC calls upon President of Ukraine to declare 2018 the Year of the State Language

On 20 December 2017 the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij sent a letter to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in support of the initiative of 178 People’s Deputies, 36 well‑known Ukrainian academics, writers and artists, and the Committee of the Parliament of Ukraine on Culture and Spirituality to declare 2018 as the Year of the State Language.

21.12.2017
UWC welcomes extension by European Union of economic sanctions against Russian Federation

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the European Council’s decision on 21 December 2017 to extend sectoral economic sanctions against the Russian Federation for additional six months until 31 July 2018 in response to the lack of progress in implementation of the Minsk agreements. The new sanctions cover financial, energy and defence sectors, and the area of dual-use goods in the Russian Federation.

21.12.2017
UWC condemns most recent shelling of residential area in Eastern Ukraine by Russia-backed forces

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urges a tougher response by the international community to the most recent escalation of military aggression by Russian Federation-backed forces in Eastern Ukraine including the attack on 18 December 2017 on the village of Novoluhansk.

The shelling of the populated residential area resulted in eight civilian injuries, including a 6-year-old girl, and extensive damage to the local infrastructure.

20.12.2017
UWC calls upon all high-ranking officials of governments and international organizations to boycott the games of the 21st FIFA World Cup in 2018 in the Russian Federation

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon all high-ranking officials of governments and international organizations to boycott the games of the 21st World Cup of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) scheduled to be played in the Russian Federation from 14 June 2018 to 15 July 2018.

 

15.12.2017
UWC welcomes the joint statement of the EU-Ukraine Association Council

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) welcomes the joint statement of the EU-Ukraine Association Council reinforcing “continuous commitment to political association and economic integration between the European Union and Ukraine based on common values of democracy, rule of law and human rights”.

The UWC also commends the EU’s commitment to support Ukraine's substantial reform efforts, including through financial assistance linked to concrete reform progress.

15.12.2017
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes of good health, happiness and God's blessings from the UWC

Over two thousand years ago, the Christmas star shone the light of truth, peace and love, announcing the birth of Jesus Christ. On this day we glorify Jesus Christ, we thank Him for all the blessings and pray for our families and for Ukraine and its brave defenders, trusting that peace will soon reign on its soil, and it will become a fully reformed European state.

12.12.2017
Video interview with Chair of the UWC International Educational Coordinating Council Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych

Please find below a link to a video interview about Ukrainian language education in the diaspora as part of an ongoing series “Ukrainians in the World” given by Chair of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Educational Coordinating Council Oksana A. Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych to the Ukrainian television program Pershyj zaxidnyj, Lviv, Ukraine on December 9, 2017.

View the video of this program HERE.

09.12.2017
Ukrainian World Congress extends congratulations on 100th anniversary of First Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar People

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) congratulates Crimean Tatars on the 100th anniversary of the First Kurultai of the Crimean Tatar People, which proclaimed the Crimean People's Republic, and adopted a Constitution and national symbolism. 

07.12.2017
Show Your Support for Ukrainians Illegally Imprisoned by the Russian Federation!

December 10 is International Human Rights Day

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls on the international community to show its support for the many Ukrainian citizens illegally imprisoned by the Russian Federation. 

Join the Postcards for Prisoners Campaign and send a postcard to a political prisoner!

06.12.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes visit to Latvia

On 2-4 December 2017, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij, on the invitation of UWC member organizations Union of Ukrainian Associations in Latvia, Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Society in Latvia “Dnipro” and Congress of Ukrainians in Latvia, fulfilled a working visit to Riga, Latvia, with the aim of strengthening cooperation with governing structures and Ukrainian communities in furthering topical Ukrainian issues on the international stage.

04.12.2017
UWC President Eugene Czolij concludes visit to Ukraine

On 29 November – 1 December 2017, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij fulfilled a working visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, during which he discussed current Ukrainian issues and the means of continued cooperation with high-ranking religious and state leaders of Ukraine, representatives of the international community, diplomats of various states and representatives of Ukrainian civil society.  




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