Tag Archives: OSCE

OSCE Mission to Moldova: Practical discussions on running an NGO during retreat held in Merenesti

MOLDOVA, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 25 August 2017, the OSCE Mission to Moldova supported a retreat for 28 representatives of NGOs from both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River in the village of Merenesti. The event provided a platform for … Read the full press release

OSCE: Teachers from Moldovan vocational schools acquire skills to promote gender equality values in their work

MOLDOVA, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forty-six teachers from vocational schools throughout Moldova completed a Train the Trainer programme and learned new techniques for achieving gender equality and improving their skills in the promotion of women’s rights in the field of education. … Read the full press release

OSCE Holds Interactive Training Seminar for Practicing Journalists and Journalism Students

VIENNA, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The OSCE Office in Tajikistan’s Rule of Law and Media units held an interactive training seminar for 18 journalism professionals and aspiring professionals in the Varzob region outside of Dushanbe, on 8 and 9 June … Read the full press release

OSCE Head of Mission to Skopje Suomalainen Offers Reform Process Support to to New Prime Minister

SKOPJE, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Head of the OSCE Mission to Skopje Nina Suomalainen met today in Skopje with the newly elected Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and congratulated on his election as the Prime Minister. “I welcome the intention … Read the full press release

OSCE’s Role in Migration Governance Discussed During the Organization’s Turkmenistan Event

VIENNA, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Representatives of government institutions and public organizations discussed topical issues of migration and the role of the OSCE in migration governance at an OSCE-organized roundtable discussion that took place in Ashgabat on 9 June 2017. The … Read the full press release

OSCE Border Management Staff College Announces Conclusion of Month-long Border Management Staff Course for Women Leaders

DUSHANBE, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A one-month Border Management Staff Course for Women Leaders concluded today at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe. The course completed 25 mid- to senior-level female border security and management officials representing ten OSCE … Read the full press release

OSCE: four-day seminar in Tajikistan on explosive hazards training management

VIENNA, 15-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A four-day seminar organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan on explosive hazards training management concluded at the Office’s premises in Dushanbe on 13 May 2017. Twelve training managers and instructors working in explosive hazards … Read the full press release

OSCE: European human rights officials urge Polish parliament to reconsider amendments to the law governing public assemblies

WARSAW / STRASBOURG, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — European human rights officials today expressed serious concern over legal amendments passed last week in the Polish Sejm that could undermine the right to freedom of assembly if they become law. Urging the … Read the full press release

OSCE: Spanish judge stopping El Mundo from publishing a story a threat to investigative journalism

VIENNA, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed concern about a recent ruling by a Spanish judge to stop the daily newspaper El Mundo from publishing a story on an investigation into … Read the full press release

OSCE trained youth in Tajikistan on tackling gender stereotypes

Dushanbe, Tajikista, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A two-day training course for youth on tackling gender stereotypes and further supporting the advancement of women and girls in all spheres of public and political life concluded on 2 December 2016 at the … Read the full press release

OSCE workshop in Yerevan on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention

Yerevan, Armenia, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the context of recent constitutional and legal developments in Armenia was the theme of a workshop held by the OSCE office in Yerevan on 2 December 2016 … Read the full press release

OSCE seminar for judges on protecting the rights of child victims of human trafficking in Kazakhstan

ASTANA, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The sixth and concluding OSCE-supported seminar in a series for judges on protecting the rights of child victims of human trafficking took place on 19 October 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Some 35 judges from across the … Read the full press release

Afghan border police officers graduated from OSCE-supported patrolling and leadership course in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Nineteen Afghan border police officers graduated today from the OSCE-supported patrolling and leadership course, which was held from 22 September to 19 October 2016 at the Gissar Training Centre, Tajikistan. The participants, ranked from lieutenant to … Read the full press release

OSCE demilitarization training course on Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 3+ in Kazakhstan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, 20-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A nine-day OSCE regional demilitarization manager’s training course for 30 military and civilian experts focusing on Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Level 3+ began today in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will enhance … Read the full press release

OSCE organized discussion on human rights issues in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 31-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Some 90 participants, including government officials and civil society representatives, are coming together in Dushanbe today for a meeting organized by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan to discuss human rights issues specific to the country, … Read the full press release

OSCE: Ukrainian children trained on human rights principles in Odesa, 19 – 20 Nov 2015

KYIV, 24-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 50 school children from all over Ukraine were trained on human rights principles, from 19 to 20 November 2015 in Odesa, during the events organized by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and the Office … Read the full press release

OSCE: Autumn school on criminal process for law professors in Lviv, Ukraine, 30 Sep – 2 Oct 2015

VIENNA, 1-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — An autumn school in Lviv was organized by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU) from 30 September to 2 October 2015 for law professors from 16 universities across Ukraine with the aim of highlighting … Read the full press release

OSCE: New ODIHR project to support and enhance the role of civil society in the current environment of change and transition in Ukraine

KYIV, 23-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), will deliver a public lecture, to be followed by a panel discussion, at the launch event for an ODIHR project … Read the full press release

International Roma Day: OSCE Bosnia and Herzegovina Head Jonathan Moore called on state authorities to allocate necessary resources and implement the Roma Action Plans

SARAJEVO, 9-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — On the occasion of the International Roma Day, Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador Jonathan Moore called today on state authorities to allocate necessary resources and implement the Roma Action Plans on … Read the full press release

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović condemned the raid by masked forces in Crimea on ATR television station

VIENNA, 27-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today condemned the raid by masked forces in Crimea on ATR television station in the city of Simferopol. “I have repeatedly reminded of the need to safeguard … Read the full press release

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović calls on OSCE participating States to take real steps to end Impunity

VIENNA, 30-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In the run-up to the International Day to End Impunity, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today called on OSCE participating States to take real steps to track down and prosecute those … Read the full press release

Afghanistan and Tajikistan border officers completed ten-day border management awareness course at OSCE Border Management Staff College

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 29-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Twenty border officers from Afghanistan and Tajikistan successfully completed a ten-day border management awareness course at the OSCE Border Management Staff College (BMSC) today. The training course was co-organized with the EU-funded, UNDP-implemented Border Management Northern … Read the full press release

Head of the Human Rights Department of OSCE/ODIHR Snježana Bokulić visited prominent Kyrgyzstani human rights defender Azimjan Askarov in prison in Bishkek

Vienna, Austria, 31-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Head of the Human Rights Department of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Snježana Bokulić visited prominent human rights defender and journalist Azimjan Askarov in prison in Bishkek on 30 July 2014. “Mr. … Read the full press release

OSCE’s Dunja Mijatović: Media censorship and intimidation of journalists in Ukraine must stop

Mijatović visits Ukraine from 4 to 7 March 2014 VIENNA, 4-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today said harassment of journalists in Ukraine must stop, and that members of the media must be able to … Read the full press release

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Ranko Krivokapic urged OSCE participating States to respect the Helsinki Final Act

COPENHAGEN, 4-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Ranko Krivokapic today expressed grave concern at developments in Ukraine and urged all OSCE participating States to respect the principles and spirit of the Helsinki Final Act. “I am gravely concerned at the … Read the full press release

OSCE Chair and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter discussed Crimea crisis with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

BERN, Switzerland, 3-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — OSCE Chair and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter discussed the crisis regarding Crimea with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, and emphasized the importance of coordination between the UN and the OSCE. Burkhalter, in a meeting … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and Republic of Serbia signed Serbian Country Housing Project Framework Agreement under Regional Housing Programme (RHP)

Belgrade, Serbia, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Policy, Dr Jovan Krkobabic, and the Vice-Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Mr Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, signed today in Belgrade the Framework Agreement for the Serbian Country … Read the full press release

OSCE launched non-discrimination media campaign in Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM), 16-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Raising awareness on equality and anti-discrimination and safeguarding social diversity is the aim of an OSCE-supported media campaign launched in Skopje today. The wide range campaign was initiated by the Labor and Social Policy Ministry … Read the full press release

OSCE media freedom representative Dunja Mijatović called on US government to safeguard journalists’ right to protect confidential sources

VIENNA, 28-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, today said she was appalled by a U.S. Department of Justice attempt to force a reporter to divulge sources in a criminal trial. Justice Department lawyers on … Read the full press release

400 tons of toxic rocket fuel safely removed from Kazakhstan with the help of OSCE

SARY OZEK, KAZAKHSTAN, 1-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A train carrying 410 tonnes of a toxic rocket fuel component, which had been stored in deteriorating containers, left Kazakhstan today for safe disposal at a specialized chemical plant in Dzerzhinsk, Russia as part … Read the full press release