Ukrainian World Congress Marks 52nd Anniversary
The Ukrainian World Congress is the international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians
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The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) marked its 52nd anniversary this week.
“The large influx of Ukrainian immigrants to the West, North and South America, and Australia, became the catalyst 52 years ago for the establishment of the World Congress of Free Ukrainians, or WCFU. The Congress of Freedom which began deliberations on Nov. 12, 1967, united Ukrainians from 17 countries into a powerful voice of resistance to the totalitarian regime of the Soviet Union articulating a clear objective: the renewal of an independent Ukrainian state,” the UWC page wrote on Facebook.
The Ukrainian World Congress is the international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization with special consultative status and obtained in 2018 participatory status as an international non-governmental organization with the Council of Europe.
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