December 2, 2013 – Toronto, Canada – The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon the international community to support its International Election Observation Mission by either registering as an election observer or financially supporting the mission.
UWC together with its member organizations representing 32 countries around the world will be sending a large international election observation mission for the December 15, 2013re-run of the 5 Parliamentary electoral districts in Ukraine.
“I encourage everyone to apply and join the many other observers coming from every corner of the world to participate in the UWC mission,” stated Paul Grod. “Together, we will make a difference for the benefit of democracy in Ukraine.”
To make a donation and support the UWC 2013 Election Observer Mission, please visit:
The UWC Mission is beingled by Ms. Tamara Olexy, President Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and Mr. Paul Grod, President Ukrainian Canadian Congress as co-Heads of Mission together with Mr. Peter Sochan as Chief Observer in Kyiv.
About the UWC
The UWC is an international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC has member organizations in 32 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967 as a non-profit corporation, the UWC was recognized in 2003 as a non-governmental organization (NGO) by the United Nations Economic and Social Council with special consultative status.
The following are important details for your participation:
You must complete, sign and submit: (1) the CEC application form; (2) a legible scanned copy of your passport (the page where your photo appears); and (3) signed copy of the UWC Code of Conduct to:[email protected] no later than December 6, 2013.This application must be accurately and fully completed in order for name to be submitted to Ukraine’s Central Election Commission (CEC). The UWC takes no responsibility in the event the CEC rejects your application for any reason.
Please type or clearly print your responses below as they appear in your passport.
The UWC Mission in Kyiv is being led by Petro Sochan, Chief Observer
Office Address -Музейнийпровулок, 6 Київ or 6 MuzeynyProvulok, Kyiv
All observers must follow a strict code of conduct. The UWC code of conduct form is attached to this letter and must be signed prior to obtaining your official accreditation from the Central Election Commission (CEC). Failure to adhere to the Code of Conduct may result in observers being stripped of their accreditation and removed from the mission.
Every International Election Observer must attend the Election Schedule as outlined below:
Evening Training begins at 6 PM [address]
Morning Training at 9AM [address]
Observers deploy to regions following training session
Observers preview voting locations
Sun December 15th
Observers return to Kyiv (for late afternoon debriefing, and conclusion of mission)
Observers may depart Kyiv
We will make every effort to accommodate your choices of where you wish to observe the election, but the UWC reserves the right to deploy you where needed, as your safety is our first priority.
The UWC does not cover expenses related to the Observer Mission. All observers will be responsible for covering the cost of all their own expenses related to the mission, including travel, accommodations, meals and medical insurance, should you so desire.
UWC will issue a tax receipt to Canadian taxpayers for all reasonable expenses associated with the Election Observer Mission. If you are interested, please contact that UWC office ([email protected])for more details on how to qualify for a tax receipt.
UWC will be responsible for training, providing accreditation and coordinating logistics as well as election monitoring.
Training is mandatory.
Very Important – Do not book your travel to come to Ukraine until you have received written notification from UWC that you have been approved to be a UWC election observer.