May 21, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kyrylenko chaired 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 and the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.
The participants of the interdepartmental working group approved the concept of the forum, discussed its program and organization of the invitation of international guests and participants of the forum, as well as other organizational issues. On the outcomes of the meeting, the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance was commissioned to finalize the program of the international forum by taking into account the proposals and to prepare a draft Government decision on ensuring proper financing of the forum activities.
It is noteworthy to mention that International Forum dedicated to the 85th anniversary of 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine “Ukraine Remembers – The World Acknowledges!” will be held on November 22-24 in Kyiv. Within the framework of which a scientific symposium, art festivals, a memorial session of the Verkhovna Rada and state events with the participation of the President of Ukraine and other international leaders will take place. More than 500 foreign participants are expected to participate in the International Forum, including heads of governments and parliaments, leaders of international organizations, scholars studying the Holodomor, representatives of educational, museum and cultural institutions