On January 11 at Ukraine Crisis Media Center a press conference was held “NGO “Ukraine-2050”: Review of activities in 2021 and plans for the future.”
Eugene Czolij, NGO “Ukraine-2050” President and Ukrainian World Congress President (2008-2018) delivered the public presentation.
Czolij indicated that the greatest success of NGO “Ukraine-2050” in 2021 was the deployment of the Permanent International Media Monitoring Mission on Disinformation about Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora.
The Media Monitoring Mission started its work on June 4, 2021 and delivered its first report on monitoring results on August 31, 2021. As of this day, there are 166 members of this Mission from 56 countries, who are doing media monitoring on a voluntary basis in 42 languages of the world.
The plans for the future of NGO “Ukraine-2050” include the further development of the Media Monitoring Mission and advocacy work for the international community to support Ukraine during these challenging times of Russia’s increased aggression against the West. As stated by Czolij, Ukraine is not only defending its territorial integrity, but also containing Russia’s global expansionist ambitions with the intent to recreate a new and menacing Russian empire.
NGO “Ukraine-2050” is a non-profit organization established in Ukraine in December 2019 to help implement, within one generation – by 2050 – strategies for the sustainable development of Ukraine as a fully independent, territorially integral, democratic, reformed and economically competitive European state.
The main objectives of NGO “Ukraine-2050” are to promote:
1) the full membership of Ukraine in NATO;
2) the full membership of Ukraine in the European Union;
3) the Patriarchal status for both the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church; and
4) the positioning of Ukraine in the top 10 European Union states by GDP and in the top 20 countries in the United Nations World Happiness Report.