Sunday, 5 June 15:00
Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 154 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UH
This meeting will be held in Ukrainian
On Sunday 5 June at 3.00pm, AUGB-London will welcome Evhen Choliy, President of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC). Admission is FREE. All welcome.
UWC was founded in 1967 and has member organisations in 33 countries. His talk will cover a variety of topics i.e. current crisis is concerning the repressions of the Ukrainian diaspora in the new Russian Federation.
Evhen Choliy was called to the Quebec Bar in 1982 and is a senior partner at Lavery, de Billy, one of the largest law firms in Quebec, with more than 200 lawyers.
In 2008, he was elected as President of the Ukrainian World Congress for a five-year term, and was re-elected for a second term in 2013.
The Ukrainian World Congress is the international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The Ukrainian World Congress has member organizations in 34 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 15 additional countries. Founded in 1967, the Ukrainian World Congress was recognized in 2003 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization with special consultative status.
In May 2016 Evhen Choliy visited Norway and Sweden where he met high level government officials, civil society groups and members of the Ukrainian community.
On 28 – 30 May in Tirana, Albania UWC President Evhen Choliy attended the Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
In 2016, he received an honorary doctorate from Lviv Polytechnic National University in Ukraine for his contribution to promoting Ukraine’s interests and its Euro-integration.