The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the document, archival photos
President Petro Poroshenko signed a Decree №534/2016 “On priority measures for the promotion of national unity and consolidation of Ukrainian society, support public initiatives in this area.” This was reported on the website of the President.
It is noted that the decree issued on the day of the 25th anniversary of the nationwide referendum on confirmation of Act of independence of Ukraine – the events served as an example of the consolidation of society, uniting the nation around the idea of creating their own state. The document defines basic directions in the relevant field and determines the priorities of Central and local Executive authorities.
“The decree issued to promote the strengthening of national unity and consolidation of Ukrainian society, for identifying priority measures to address these issues and also ensure the interaction of state bodies with civil society organizations to implement such actions”, – noted in a press-service of the President.
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According to the decree, one of the priorities of the activities of state bodies, bodies of local self-government is determined to ensure that measures to strengthen national unity and consolidation of Ukrainian society, cooperation with civil society organizations.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by the decree were given three months to develop and approve a comprehensive plan of action to strengthen national unity, consolidation of the Ukrainian society and support to public initiatives in this field.
According to the report, the development of this plan should occur with the participation of representatives of state bodies and local authorities, civil society organizations, with participation of leading Russian scientists and international experts, members of the Council of national unity under the President of Ukraine.
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Regional and Kyiv city state administration entrusted within two months after the Cabinet approval of the above-mentioned comprehensive plan to develop and ensure implementation of relevant regional plans. “Local authorities should also facilitate the implementation of national and regional public initiatives aimed at strengthening national unity, patriotism, approval, recovery and preservation of the national memory, the development of national consciousness, promoting spiritual and cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people, interregional cooperation”, – stated in the message.
The government also defined a number of tasks for the restoration and development of the world in the East of Ukraine, development of civil education in Ukraine and the interaction of Central and local Executive bodies with civil society organizations to support public initiatives in their respective areas.
We will remind, earlier the President signed a decree “On promoting development of civil society.”