EVENT NOTE: The CHALLENGES for the OSCE and the ROLE of the PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY
Dear Sir or Madam,
The International Institute for Peace would like to draw your attention on the panel discussion below, organised by the Karl-Renner-Institute and the SPÖ, supported by the OIIP, the IIP and the University of Vienna.
EVENT NOTE: Invitation to the Panel Discussion
The Challenges for the OSCE and the Role of the Parliamentary Assembly
Time: Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 6.00 – 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Parliament, Abgeordneten-Sprechzimmer
Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3, 1017 Vienna
The recent outbreak of violence in Eastern Ukraine made clear that this conflict will remain one of the most important challenges for the OSCE. The main task is to prevent further escalation and to push for the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. In a broader perspective, it is essential to rebuild trust in the OSCE and between its member states so that the largest panEuropean security organisation will be able to play the role that it is assigned for. The Austrian Chairmanship is confronted with these manifold challenges. But what can be expected realistically within the next few months? What can the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly contribute to minimize tensions between member states and to reestablish cooperation and trust between members?
Christine MUTTONEN President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly; Member of the Austrian National Council, SPÖ
Vedran DZIHIC Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna
Kent HÄRSTEDT Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (tbc)
Christian STROHAL Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs,
Special Representative of the Austrian Chairmanship of the OSCE 2017
Stephanie FENKART Director, International Institute for Peace (IIP), Vienna
Karl-Renner-Institut F 01-804 08 74
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