DIPLOMATIC CHARITY EVENT 2022
To Ukraine with Love
The DCE raised NOK 275 000 to save lives in Ukraine
Stortingspresident Masud Gharakhani and Ambassador of Ukraine Lilia Honcharevych
The year ended on a strong note for International Forum and Oslo’s CD Community with a successful Diplomatic Charity Event to raise funds for Ukraine. Over 400 guests attended, and 55 embassies participated. DCE 2022 exceeded all expectations. President of the Norwegian Parliament Masud Gharakhani was the Guest of Honour. He said that ‘with the funds raised, the Ambulance to save livescan purchase a fully equipped ambulance made in Ukraine. This will not only help those suffering injury due to the war, but also strengthen the local economy and contribute to the maintenance of jobs.’
“The humanitarian cause that we are here to support this evening is crucial to the lives of many of our Ukrainian friends. I am glad to see so many of you here.”
Masud Gharakhani Storting President
Stortingspresident Gharakhani spoke movingly about his experience in Ukraine and thanked the organisers of DCE – the Female Ambassadors Oslo, International Forum and Diplomatic Spouses Association of Norway – for their hard work in organising the event.
At this year’s DCE, 43 embassies provided delicious national delicacies and drinks. Exotic food, wine and liqueurs were plentiful in a presentation of amazing variety and abundance. International Forum presented the Norwegian table with fenalår (cured leg of lamb), smoked salmon, Jarlsberg cheese, pepperkake with blue cheese and kransekake.
On December 22, International Forum transferred the donation of NOK 275,000 to Ukrainsk Forening Øst-Norge for the purchase of the ambulance.