OSCE, the world’s largest security organization, created during the Cold War era as an East-West forum


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The organism that works with Russia and Ukraine on the Minsk agreement


Members: European Continent countries and contiguous countries e.g. former Soviet Republics, Caucasus area and Central Asia, US, Canada

Partners: Australia, Thailand


Excerpts from wikipedia

'The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is the world's largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. Its mandate includes issues such as arms control and the promotion of human rightsfreedom of the press and fair elections.'


"The OSCE is concerned with early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, and post-conflict rehabilitation. Its 57 participating states are located in Europe, northern and central Asia and North America and cover much of the land area of the Northern Hemisphere. It was created during the Cold War era as an East–West forum.[1]"



OSCE is one of the closest partnerns of the United Nations




What does  the OSCE do




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Arms control: http://www.osce.org/what/arms-control

Human rights: http://www.osce.org/whatistheosce

Policing : http://www.osce.org/what/policing



OSCE institutions:

> Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)




Excerpts from wikipedia

'The oldest OSCE institution is the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), established in 1991 following a decision made at the 1990 Summit of Paris. It is based in WarsawPoland."



> The annual conference of the ODIHR is the most important human rights conference in Europe:

« Human Dimension Implementation Meeting »


It is taking place in Warsaw now (from the 19th Septembre) until the 30th September.







L’Organisation pour la sécurité et la coopération en Europe (OSCE)

(Extrait de wikipedia)

L’Organisation pour la sécurité et la coopération en Europe (OSCE) est une organisation internationale ayant pour but de favoriser le dialogue et la négociation entre l’Est et l’Ouest.


L’OSCE est la seule organisation européenne à vocation généraliste accueillant la totalité des États du continent européen, ainsi que ceux qui n'en sont pas, mais qui sont nés de la dissolution de l’Union soviétique. Elle offre ainsi à l’Europe et à des pays contigus, dans le Caucase ou en Asie centrale, la possibilité de maintenir un dialogue politique permanent. Au-delà de cette zone, des pays non européens, comme les États-Unis et le Canada, en sont membres, et d'autres, comme l'Australie et la Thaïlande, ont un statut d'États partenaires.


(fin de l’extrait)


Parmi ses fonctions figurent (http://www.osce.org/whatistheosce):


Le contrôle des armes : http://www.osce.org/what/arms-control

Les droits de l’homme : http://www.osce.org/whatistheosce

Le maintien d’ordre, les services de police : http://www.osce.org/what/policing


Une des structures exécutives de l’OSCE est Bureau des institutions démocratiques et des droits de l'homme (BIDDH)(en anglais: ODIHR) http://www.osce.org/odihr.

Son siège est à Varsovie.


La conférence annuelle du bureau « Human Dimension Implementation Meeting » est la conférence des droits de l’homme la plus importante en Europe.


Elle a lieu en ce moment à Varsovie (depuis le 19 septembre) jusqu’au 30 septembre. http://www.osce.org/odihr/hdim_2016


A noter que la France collabore avec la Pologne et l'Allemagne dans le cadre du triangle de Weimar (Lien).






Tweets from the conference






Press Release on #HDIM2016 out now. Read full text here >> http://t1p.de/o4ex 





Starting today: #HDIM2016 in Warsaw! Opening remarks by CiO #Steinmeier, @michael_g_link and Witold Waszczykowski !




FM #Waszczykowski and FM #Steinmeier at Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016 #Warsaw #hdim2016

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The Agenda of the Meeting is available at the following link at Resources






Warsaw, 19 to 30 September 2016

Sessions that took place from 19 to 23 September

Working session 1: Democratic institutions, including address by the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Working session 2: The international covenants on human rights and their importance for the OSCE human dimension

Working session 3: The international covenants on human rights and their importance for the OSCE human dimension (continued)

Working session 4 & 5: Freedom of assembly and association

Working session 6: Fundamental freedoms I, including address by the
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Working session 7: Humanitarian issues and other commitments,
including address by the OSCE Special Representative/Co-ordinator
for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

Working session 8: Rule of law I
Working session 9: Rule of law II





Monday, 26 September 2016

Working session 10: Tolerance and non-discrimination I, including
address by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Working session 11: Tolerance and non-discrimination I (continued),
including prevention and responses to hate crimes in the OSCE area,
and combating racism, xenophobia and discrimination, also focusing
on intolerance on religious grounds

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Working session 12: Fundamental freedoms I (continued), including
freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief
Working session 13: Fundamental freedoms II, including freedom of

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Working session 14: Tolerance and non-discrimination II, including
ensuring equal opportunity for women and men in all spheres in life,
including through implementation of the OSCE Action Plan for the
Promotion of Gender Equality

Working session 15: Tolerance and non-discrimination II (continued),
including Roma and Sinti issues, including implementation of the
OSCE Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti

Thursday, 29 September 2016
Working session 16 (specifically selected topic): Rights of the child
Working session 17 (specifically selected topic): Rights of the child


Friday, 30 September 2016
Working session 18: Discussion of human dimension activities (with
special emphasis on project work)

Closing reinforced plenary session (reinforced by the participation of
human rights directors, OSCE ambassadors and heads of OSCE



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