The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) is one of the few non-governmental organizations and the only Ukrainian American community organization registered with Ukraine’s Central Election Commission (CEC). This status has enabled the UCCA to monitor Ukraine’s presidential and parliamentary elections since 1994, by allowing us to host delegations of international election observers. In 2004, during the historic Orange Revolution, the UCCA’s delegation, which numbered 2,408 individuals, was the largest delegation of International Election Observers ever registered by Ukraine’s Central Election Commission, surpassing the OSCE’s delegation by almost 1,000 observers.
The work of the UCCA Delegation assists in the election process by helping to ensure that they are conducted in a free and fair manner. During the election program, the UCCA conducts extensive training seminars for its observer delegations, providing practical information on how best to serve as international monitors, coordinates in-country travel and lodging, translators and guides if necessary, provides official CEC accreditation, and comprehensive informational packets.
The UCCA supports Ukraine’s commitment to OSCE standards for free and fair elections that accurately reflect the will of the electorate. The UCCA does not support any one candidate, political party or bloc.
For further information abut the UCCA's International Election Observer program please contact the National Office.