The constitutive meeting of the Supervisory Board of the International Charitable Foundation for the Development of the Holodomor Victims’ Memorial took place on 30 May 2019. The meeting was held in the Hall of Memory of the National Museum “Holodomor Victims’ Memorial” in Kyiv.
Supervisory Board members are: Metropolitan Epiphanius of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Orthodox Church of Ukraine; His Beatitude Sviatoslav (Shevchuk), Major Archbishop, Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church; Viktor Yuschenko, President of Ukraine (2005 to 2010); Ivan Vasiunyk, Co-Chairman, Public Committee for Commemorating Victims of the 1932–1933 Holodomor-Genocide; Lenna Koszarny, Vice President, World Ukrainian Congress; Filya Zhebrovska, Chairperson of Supervisory Board, Farmak JSC; Andrii Kozytskyi, historian, Assistant Professor, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv; Stepan Kubiv, Chairman, Vasyl Stus All-Ukraine Human Rights Organisation ‘Memorial’ NGO; Mykola Onyschenko, Holodomor witness; Bohdan Onyschuk, Chairman, Canada-Ukraine Foundation; and Stefan Romaniv, First Vice President, World Ukrainian Congress.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board was elected at the meeting by voting. This was Ivan Vasiunyk, Co-Chairman of the Public Committee for Commemorating Victims of the 1932–1933 Holodomor-Genocide, Deputy Chairman of the Government Steering Committee for pre-construction of phase II of the National Museum ‘Holodomor Victims’ Memorial’.
Other issues, considered by the Supervisory Board, were designating tasks and priorities of action, a mechanism of further work and frequency of meetings and approval of the Foundation’s charity programme.
The Supervisory Board backed the proposal to recommend the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine to look into the issue of including Supervisory Board Member, Holodomor eyewitness Mykola Onyschenko in the Ukrainian delegation to Germany should the Bundestag be considering recognition of the Holodomor-genocide, in response to a petition which has recently received the necessary number of votes.Share