New York, New York -- On September 23-25, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) will be holding its XXII Congress of Ukrainians in America. The quadrennial convention, which will take place at the Ukrainian National Home, in Hartford, CT, will determine the new ruling body of the UCCA and its plan of action for the next four years.  During the Convention’s first plenary session delegates will hear reports from the outgoing Executive Board and Committee Chairs and discuss the work that has been accomplished over the past four years. 

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New York, NY (UCCA) --- On April 26th, Ivanka Zajac, President of the UCCA NYC Branch, was honored for her selfless and continuous dedication in assisting Ukraine’s Freedom Fighters since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.  Before colleagues and friends, Ms. Zajac was bestowed a series of awards, including the prestigious “Order of St. Barbara” Award, for her tireless efforts in raising funds to equip our Ukrainian soldiers who are currently fighting to secure Ukraine’s freedom and territorial integrity.

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On April 26th the United Nations General Assembly held a commemorative meeting to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl catastrophe.

As President of the 70th session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mogens Lykketoftl opened the session by reminding everyone that, although 30 years have passed since this catastrophe, when huge quantities of radioactive particles exploded into the atmosphere over large parts of Ukraine, Belarus, and the Russian Federation, the areas affected by Chornobyl are still struggling to overcome poverty, exclusion and stigma.  “Moving forward, we must continue to demonstrate international solidarity so that those most affected by this accident will be able to recover to the fullest,” he emphasized.

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