The aim of the Model OSCE
is to build confidence and strengthen dialogue between young women and men from both sides of the Dniester/Nistru River.
Ever since Ukraine's current conflict began, the OSCE
seems to be facing the same problems it had 40 years ago.
Today, twenty years later, I could say that the decision to join the OSCE
was not a merely formal act to join an international organization, but moreover an idea to join the space of values and principles the OSCE
promotes, such as (human) security, human rights, democratization, rule of law, etc.
The report was not marked as classified yet neither the OSCE
Mission nor any of the diplomats who attended the meeting made it public.
The Vienna Document is one of the most important instruments of the OSCE
Politico-Military Dimension and it is based on co-operation, transparency, confidence-building and a system of verification," said Major General Askhat Ryspayev, Head of the National University of Defence, "Although the main goal of our annual seminars is to learn the letter and word of the Vienna Document, it is equally vital that the participants come to understand the spirit of the Document too.
That decision has already been adopted unanimously by 57 OSCE
The United States initially said the OSCE
mission of 100 civilian monitors which starts this weekend would be able to "work in Crimea and in all other parts of Ukraine".
One of the key issues of Ukraine's OSCE
chairmanship agenda has been the Transdniestria conflict.
Ambassador Masood Khan said that the OSCEs
initiatives on disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control were producing results, and its successes in the economic and environmental dimensions were relevant to South Asia and many other regions.
is not just about building confidence on security issues.
The decision came after Turkish foreign ministry's statement announcing that Turkey vetoed Plassnik's candidacy for OSCE
secretary-general due to the former minister's opposition to Turkey's EU bid.
Summary: Vienna - The Chairperson of the OSCE
Permanent Council, Lithuanian Ambassador Renatas Norkus, welcomed, on Friday, the comprehensive democratic reform announced recently by His Majesty Mohammed VI Morocco, underscoring the readiness of the OSCE
community to share its experience in democratic reform processes with the Organization's Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation.