Gala Celebration of UCCA 70th Anniversary

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Washington, DC (UNIS) – What began seventy years ago in Washington, DC on May 24, 1940 with the founding of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, an umbrella representative organization of Ukrainian Americans, was commemorated in an elegant manner on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in the halls of the United States Congress.  The gala congressional reception was the inaugural event to mark the UCCA’s 70 years of dedicated service to the Ukrainian community.  Other activities throughout the year will include celebrations in communities throughout the United States; a DVD short-history of the UCCA highlighting its achievements since 1940; and, a culminating gala banquet in New York in May 2011. 

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Condolences By The Ukrainian World Congress

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On this day of mourning, the Ukrainian World Congress sent a letter of condolences to the Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk, stating that:

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UWC Submits Statement to European Parliament and Ukraine’s President

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Submission By The Ukrainian World Congress To The European Parliment and The President of Ukraine

On February 25, 2010, the European Parliament passed a resolution on the situation in Ukraine stating that the Parliament:

20. Deeply deplores the decision by the outgoing President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, posthumously to award Stepan Bandera, a leader of the Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) which collaborated with Nazi Germany, the title of 'National Hero of Ukraine'; hopes, in this regard, that the new Ukrainian leadership will reconsider such decisions and will maintain its commitment to European values.

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Ukrainian World Congress Gives Positive Assessment of the First Round of Presidential Elections

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Since 1999, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has been organizing observer missions from the Ukrainian diaspora to ensure fair and transparent elections in Ukraine.

On the occasion of the Ukrainian Presidential elections held on January 17, 2010, the UWC appealed to Ukrainians in the diaspora, through the UWC member organizations in more than thirty countries, to participate in the elections as international observers. Representatives of the Ukrainian communities in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, and the United States responded to the UWC appeal. In addition, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) and the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF), in cooperation with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), also organized international observer missions that coordinated their activities with the UWC.

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