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Monday, November 24, 2008

CIDA to provide 5.4 million for Improving Civil Services in Ukraine

November 24, 2008

Kyiv, Ukraine - November 24, 2008 - The Ukrainian Canadian Congress welcomes the news that the Minister of International Cooperation, The Honourable Beverly J. Oda, is continuing to support the on-going reform of Ukraine's civil service with a technical assistance program to promote effective human resources management procedures.

Announcing this initiative during his visit to Ukraine, The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism stated "Canada is proud to support this initiative and we look forward to working with the Government of Ukraine as it strengthens its governance infrastructure."

"The development of a professional, accountable, and impartial government administration is critical to Ukraine's further evolution along the path toward a fully-functioning democratic society," stated Paul Grod, UCC National President who was present at the announcement.

"The Canadian civil service is renowned world-wide for being objective and proficient, and for its high ethical standards," stated Jars Balan, Chair, UCC Canada Ukraine Committee. "This is very practical assistance that will pay many dividends in the years to come."

The Canadian International Development Agency will provide $5.4 million for the Canadian Bureau for International Education to work with the Main Department of Civil Service of Ukraine to develop tools that will promote a strong civil service and develop and integrate consistent and effective human resources management processes and procedures.

More information about the announcement and the program is available at

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