The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine established the All-Ukrainian Human Responsibility Day on Bohdan Hawrylyshyn’s birthday
The 30th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine and the 95th anniversary of the birth of the famous Ukrainian Bohdan Dmytrovych Hawrylyshyn will be united this year by another significant event – the introduction of the All-Ukrainian Human Responsibility Day.
The Verkhovna Rada has established the All-Ukrainian Day of Human Responsibility, which will be celebrated annually on October 19, on the birthday of a prominent Ukrainian, author of the “Declaration of Human Responsibilities” – Bohdan Hawrylyshyn. On July 16, 2021, 308 out of 356 people’s deputies registered in the session hall voted for this decision.
“Due to the necessity for quality transformation of the Ukrainian society in the context of understanding and increasing the level of responsibility, as well as honoring the memory of the great Ukrainian – Bohdan Dmytrovych Hawrylyshyn, author of the “Declaration of Human Responsibilities”, The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decides to establish the All-Ukrainian Human Responsibility Day in Ukraine, which will be celebrated annually on October 19.
The Verkhovna Rada also recommends that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and local state administrations develop measures to celebrate the All-Ukrainian Human Responsibility Day at the state and local levels and to commemorate Bohdan Dmytrovych Hawrylyshyn. The resolution comes into force from the date of its adoption,“ as written on the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
“Many thanks to all the deputies who voted in favor of the adoption of this day, and thus, supported this important initiative for Ukrainian society and the world in general. We see our further steps globally, and we will promote the idea of establishing the International Human Responsibility Day!” – Olena Bekreniova, the Director of the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation.
The initiative to establish the All-Ukrainian Human Responsibility Day belongs to the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation, and it is supported by the community of graduates of “Young Generation Will Change Ukraine” program, including deputies Solomiia Bobrovska, Maryna Bardina, Dmytro Lubinets, Serhii Hryvko, Bohdan Kytsak.
- Declaration of Human Responsibilities
- More about the initiative to establish the Human Responsibility Day
- “Being responsible is…” – reflections of famous Ukrainians on various aspects of responsibility during the Online Marathon by the Foundation to celebrate B. Hawrylyshyn’s birthday in 2020.