Tag Archives: OSCE

5.7.2014, OSCE – OSCE/ODIHR trains civil society and law enforcement in Italy on combatting hate crime

Strategies for combatting and reporting hate crimes were the focus of two training events – one for Italian civil society activists and the other for law enforcement officers – organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Rome from 30 June to 4 July 2014. At the civil society training event, 27 participants from regions ... Read More »

3.7.2014, OSCE – Freedom of expression, opinion must be improved across OSCE region, conference participants say

Freedom of expression is a cornerstone of democracy and must be ensured and strengthened in the OSCE region, participants said today at the opening of a two-day OSCE human rights meeting in Vienna. The annual OSCE meeting, organized by the Swiss Chairmanship, the Representative on Freedom of the Media and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), brought ... Read More »

30.6.2014, OSCE – OSCE Chairperson-in-Office expresses gratitude to outgoing ODIHR Director Lenarčič

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter, today expressed his gratitude to Ambassador Janez Lenarčič of Slovenia, the outgoing Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), for his work over the last six years. Lenarčič’s diplomatic experience and tireless commitment to the promotion of democratic elections, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, tolerance and ... Read More »

17.6.2014, OSCE – OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities calls on political leaders in Skopje to unite and act to preserve stability

On a visit to Skopje, Kumanovo and Tetovo from 10-13 June 2014, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Astrid Thors expressed serious concern with regard to recurring outbreaks of inter-ethnic incidents in the country. She noted that of immediate concern is the verdict in the 2012 Smiljkovci Lake murder case, which is expected to be delivered tomorrow, 18 June, ... Read More »

16.6.2014, OSCE – OSCE Mission to Serbia promotes research on Roma perceptions of security sector

A new study supported by the OSCE Mission to Serbia on the major security concerns of the Roma community in Serbia in the light of security sector reform was presented from 9-13 June 2014 in Kragujevac, Belgrade, and Nis. The study, Roma women and men and security sector reform, also contains recommendations for policies and measures to be undertaken by the Ministry ... Read More »

12.6.2014, OSCE – OSCE/ODIHR Director and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights sign declaration on enhancing co-operation in human dimension

Ambassador Janez Lenarčič, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), and Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, agreed to enhance co-operation between their institutions in a joint declaration signed in Geneva today. The declaration lays the grounds for greater combined work by ODIHR and the Office of the High Commissioner for ... Read More »

10.6.2014, OSCE – Political will the key to ensuring the protection of human rights defenders, say participants at OSCE conference in Bern

Political will on the part of states and genuine partnership with civil society are necessary to ensure that human rights defenders can effectively play their vital role in ensuring and promoting respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law in the OSCE area, said participants at an OSCE conference in Bern today. The two-day conference “The ... Read More »

2.6.2014, OSCE – Teaching of the Roma and Sinti genocide is crucial to addressing discrimination, say participants at OSCE meeting

Teaching about the history of the Roma and Sinti genocide at the hands of the Nazis should be promoted as one element in countering the discrimination Roma communities face today, as well as in order to pay respect for the victims, participants said at an expert meeting in Warsaw on 2 June 2014. The meeting, organized by the OSCE Office ... Read More »

28.5.2014, OSCE – OSCE Mission to Skopje trains education experts on mediation in schools

As part of the efforts to establish a functional school mediation system, the OSCE Mission to Skopje and the NGO Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD), are organizing an advanced course on mediation in schools in Struga from 28 May to 1 June 2014. During the five day course, some 30 high school teachers, pedagogues, and other professional staff from education ... Read More »

28.1.2014. – inkluzija.gov.rs: Call for participation in the program of support for employment of Roma men and women

Project Technical support for Roma inclusion is funded by European Union, and realized by the OSCE’s mission in Serbia. One of the project’s objectives is increase of employment of Roma men and women. To achieve a given goal, OSCE’s mission in Serbia and its project partner – Sekons – Group for developmental initiative will realize the mapping of successful economic ... Read More »