Ukraine And International Organizations

Since gaining independence in 1991, Ukraine is currently party to more than 400 multilateral treaties and over 2,000 bilateral agreements. Among others, Ukraine is a constituent member of the United Nations and various other multilateral organizations, including the IMF (International Monetary Fund), IBRD, IFC, MIGA, EBRD, BSTDB, EIB, OSCE, and the Council of Europe. Ukraine also cooperates with the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), the European Union and NATO. Ukraine has stated its intention to ultimately join the European Union and NATO within the next decade.To this end, Ukraine has signed and ratified the Treaty on Partnership and Cooperation with the EU and the Cooperation Agreement with NATO, both of which are now in force. Ukraine actually participated in the foundation of the United Nations over half century ago.

The joint Poland/Ukraine bid was chosen by UEFA(Union of European Football Associations)’s Executive Committee in 2007. This bid became the third successful joint-bid for the European Championship. Ukraine and Poland will host the final tournament of Football  Championship in 2012.