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NEWS PROVIDED BYUS Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights October 23, 2023, 17:30 EDT

Elevating Recovery Efforts: USIDHR Takes the Lead in Rebuilding Ukraine 2023 Forum in Bucharest

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, October 26, 2023 (USANews.com) – The Palace of Parliament in Bucharest has borne witness to many historical events. This week was no exception as the Rebuilding Ukraine Forum 2023 ended. During this multi-day Forum, 450 delegates, including 40 Americans, gathered to explore three sides to the challenges faced in Ukraine: Reconstruction, Recovery, and Defense.

High-ranking representatives of Romania’s Senate, the Secretary of State, and others met alongside highly-regarded private sector leaders to delve into security and recovery for Ukraine and peace in the region.

Panels and keynote speakers, hosted by the nonprofit think tank US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights (USIDHR), concentrated on recovery efforts in Ukraine. Ms. Isabelle Vladoiu, human rights law specialist and USIDHR founder, emphasized, “Amidst the challenges born from conflict, our dedication to human rights shines brighter than ever. Together, we strive for international accountability, inclusivity in response, and the healing of both visible and unseen wounds.

Speakers from civil society, the military, and politics examined the war’s physical and emotional impacts. Discussions included Russia’s violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, enhancing international accountability, promoting effective responses for persons with disabilities, and identifying recovery methods for those affected by the conflict.

Speakers at Rebuilding Ukraine Forum Bucharest 2023

The Rebuilding Ukraine Forum 2023 was orchestrated by a coalition of distinguished international institutions – the Romania-Ukraine Bilateral Chamber of Commerce (CCBRU), the Chamber for Sustainable Development Diplomacy with Ukraine (CDDDU), the US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights (USIDHR), the Romanian Business Association of Military Technique Manufacturers (PATROMIL), and the New Strategy Center (NSC). The event is hosted under the auspices of the Embassy of Ukraine and the high Patronages of Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. Their combined commitment highlights the forum’s global significance and the international community’s dedication to shaping Ukraine’s future.

In closing, the Rebuilding Ukraine Forum 2023 was not only a platform for the exchange of ideas and solutions but also a source of inspiration and renewed commitment. Attendees departed with ‘Supporter of Rebuilding Ukraine’ certificates and pins, as well as a deeper understanding, a clearer vision, and a revived sense of optimism. The heartfelt address by American US Army Veteran, Judith Ann Cushman DuBose, underscored the significance of supporting veterans with both visible and invisible wounds and the need to establish specialized hospitals in Ukraine and Romania. The collective efforts and expert-proposed solutions presented at the Rebuilding Ukraine Forum 2023 bring us one step closer to a united, healed, and thriving Ukraine.

US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights (USIDHR) is a think tank organization based in Washington, DC, with a footprint in over 56 countries. Its main purpose is to advance education for all, through research, training, and international programs. The institute is the world’s largest organization certifying consultants on human rights education and diplomacy. Additionally, their humanitarian mission called “EduforEveryChild” provides underprivileged children with much-needed school supplies and scholarships so that they have access to quality education.

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