New York, NY (UCCA) -- On Tuesday, September 29th, UCCA’s President Tamara Olexy, was invited to attend an informal high-level discussion, entitled: “Future of Eastern Europe: Empowerment of Women” hosted by the President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Ms Dalia Grybauskaitė.  As Chair of the Council on Women World Leaders, President Grybauskaitė invited various world leaders from Central and East Europe and representatives of several international organizations to discuss ways to draw the international community‘s attention to the situation of women in countries affected by armed conflicts, as well as, help women survivors of wars, especially in Georgia and Ukraine.

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New York, NY (UCCA) -- The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), in cooperation with the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, DC and the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, hosted a community meeting on Saturday, September 26th, with His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, and Maryna Poroshenko, the First Lady of Ukraine at the Ukrainian Institute of America (UIA) in New York City during their trip to the United States for the opening of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations.

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New York, NY (UCCA) -- The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Americans of Ukrainian descent, is currently registering applicants for an upcoming Election Observation Mission (EOM), which will travel to Ukraine for the country’s municipal elections scheduled to take place on October 25, 2015. Given the recent constitutional reforms adopted by Ukraine’s Parliament, as well as a newly enacted Election Law, the upcoming elections in Ukraine represent an important step towards implementing necessary reforms in Ukraine. However, some of these changes will dramatically increase the time needed for local and central election commissions to count the votes, making the need for international election observers more important than ever.

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