President Petro Poroshenko calls on the UN General Assembly to adopt a declaration on the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine



27 September 2018


“Ukraine, like nobody, knows the price of this tragedy. This November we will mark 85th Anniversary of one of the deadliest crimes of the 20th century – the crime of Holodomor, mass starvation in Ukraine artificially organized by the Stalinist regime. It took lives of several millions of Ukrainians,” President Petro Poroshenko said in his speech during the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN GA.


“In this regard, I would like to renew my appeal to the Assembly to mark one of the biggest tragedies in human history by adopting a dedicated declaration,” the President noted.


“Today, when more than 850 million people in the world are starving, my country cannot stand idle and is ready to offer the world its help in addressing the issue of food security,” the Head of State emphasized.


He reminded that in 2019-2021, Ukraine will take over an important responsibility as member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.


“Based on its extensive recent experience, my country looks forward to using its membership to strengthen the role of the Council in following-up and reviewing 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, particularly when it comes to conflict and post-conflict settings. Among 17 Sustainable Development Goals Ukraine particularly welcomes the UN initiatives aimed at reducing global hunger,” Petro Poroshenko stressed.

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