Today, Vice Prime
Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko
held a meeting of the interdepartmental working group on the preparation and
holding of the International Forum devoted to the 85th anniversary of 1932-1933
Holodomor in Ukraine. The
meeting was attended by representatives of the Ukrainian World Congress, the Public Committee
for the Commemoration of
the Victims of
Holodomor-Genocide 1932-1933 in Ukraine, representatives of the Presidential
Administration of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of
Culture, the Ministry of Information Policy, the Ministry of Education and
Science, the Ukrainian Institute of National
Remembrance, Kyiv city state administration.
Vyacheslav Kyrylenko stressed on the need to coordinate the efforts of
all executive authorities in the process of preparation for the International
Forum devoted to the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor
as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. The Forum
will take place in late November 2018 in Kyiv.
purpose of the Forum is to disseminate truth about the Holodomor
and to continue the process of recognition by the global community of 1932-33 Famine
a genocide against the Ukrainian people", Vyacheslav
In this context,
the participants of the interdepartmental working group discussed
organizational issues and voiced proposals to the program of events. On
the outcomes of the meeting the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance was
commissioned to summarize the proposals of the working group members and to submit
a revised draft concept and program of events at the next meeting.
It is planned to
invite heads of state, government and parliament, government officials, leaders
of international organizations, scholars engaging in investigating the Holodomor, representatives of educational, museum and
cultural institutions to participate in the International Forum.
Pursuant to the
Decree of the President of Ukraine dated November 26, 2016, "On
measures related to the 85th anniversary of
the Holodomor of 1932-1933
- Genocide of the Ukrainian people", the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine set up
an Organizing Committee for the preparation and holding of events to
85th anniversary of 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine.
For the first
time, the International Forum devoted to the Famine theme was held in Kyiv in
November 2008 to mark the 75th anniversary of the genocide.