OSCE Center in Ashgabat organized a three-day course as part of its activities dedicated to the Center’s 20th anniversary
Two OSCE-supported events launched activities in Turkmenistan aimed at promoting green ports and connectivity in the Caspian Sea region.
Strengthening rule of law-compliant criminal justice responses to terrorism was the aim of a two-day seminar for over 30 Turkmen practitioners from relevant government agencies and the bar association which concluded July 25 in Ashgabat.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov briefed participants of a July 8-9 informal Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ministerial gathering in the High Tatras, Slovakia on the Kazakh initiative to establish an OSCE thematic centre on sustainable connectivity in Nur-Sultan and ways to improve the organisation.
Tajikistan will hold the chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC) from May to August 2019. The Forum’s Security Dialogues are an opportunity for the 57 OSCE member States to discuss issues of military security and stability in Europe.
Mr. Lajčák visited Kazakhstan as part of a regional tour of Central Asia, and in Nur-Sultan he held meetings with President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Speaker of the Senate Dariga Nazarbayeva.
An OSCE meeting took place in Kyiv as Ukrainians held pro-European protests. But, the group has lost its importance, says international law expert Manfred Nowak because the West and Russia are drifting apart.
Launched in 2012 at the initiative of the Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, the OSCE Security Days is the forum for dialogue on the current and future role of the OSCE as a security organization. Another Security Days event was dedicated to very important topic of current and new approaches to conflict resolution in the OSCE area. There are still number of mutually hurting frozen conflicts in the OSCE area which remain unresolved. Certainly, OSCE should further focus on conflict prevention, conflict management and conflict resolution issues. Protracted conflicts in Moldova, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh have deep negative impact not only to parties involved but also for wider international community and , therefore, these conflicts should remain high on international security agenda.
The head of the working group on ensuring Ukraine's OSCE chairmanship and the director of the political department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Viacheslav Yatsiuk, spoke in an interview with UKRINFORM about how Kyiv prepared for its chairmanship of the organization, and about the prospects and possible consequences for Ukraine from the fulfillment of a complicated international mission.
OSCE/ODIHR comes as an effective tool to bring one group of countries to exert pressure on another one.