“Ukraine Everywhere” is the motto of the international writing challenge titled “Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month” that lasts from 17 February to 17 March 2022. The campaign is designed to create articles about the culture and people of Ukraine in as many language editions of Wikipedia as possible.
Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month will be held for the second time; the first campaign took place in 2021. During that campaign, 172 users created more than 800 new articles in 44 languages.
“For two years in a row, we are launching “Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month” on Wikipedia. This is a great opportunity to tell the world more about creative, dynamic, innovative Ukraine. Promoting Ukraine’s positive image abroad is one of the key priorities of our Foreign Policy Strategy. I encourage everyone to join this initiative and create hundreds of new articles about Ukrainian cinema, music, theatre and literature on Wikipedia,” said Dmytro Kuleba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month is dedicated to famous Ukrainian artists of cinema, music, literature, architecture and design and cultural phenomena of the Ukrainian nation.
“Usually, we turn to Wikipedia to get the necessary information. Therefore, it is crucial to write new articles and improve existing ones so that more people from all over the world learn about Ukraine, its culture, phenomena, and personalities. The information must be clear, truthful, objective, and available in as many languages as possible. This project will help participants to talk more loudly about Ukraine and its heritage,” commented Volodymyr Sheiko, Director General of the Ukrainian Institute.
We invite everyone to join “Ukraine’s Cultural Diplomacy Month”. All information about the project, the list of proposed articles, and terms of participation are available at ucdm.wikimedia.org.ua.