The Challenges for the OSCE and the Role of the Parliamentary Assembly

  • Parliament, Abgeordneten-Sprechzimmer 3 Doktor-Karl-Renner-Ring Wien, Wien, 1010 Austria

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.

 

Invitation to the Panel Discussion

Time:                 Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 6.00 – 7.30 p.m.

Venue:               Parliament, Abgeordneten-Sprechzimmer   

 Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 3, 1017 Vienna

Contents

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?

 

Opening Remarks:

Christine MUTTONEN            President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly; Member of the                                                  Austrian National Council, SPÖ

 

Discussant:

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

Moderator:

Stephanie FENKART              Director, International Institute for Peace (IIP), Vienna

Language:                              English

 

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