The Platform for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution in Ukraine gladly announces the upcoming event with
Mr. Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Welcome and Introduction:
· HANNES SWOBODA, President of the IIP, former member of the European Parliament and former president of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP
· STEPHANIE FENKART, Director, International Institute for Peace (IIP)
· ALEXANDER HUG, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
In March 2014 the OSCE Monitoring Mission took up its mandate in Eastern Ukraine to observe the situation, to report from an objective point of view about the ongoing incidences and to facilitate the dialogue between all conflicting parties.
Alexander Hug, Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine will discuss with Stephanie Fenkart, director of the IIP, challenges, opportunities and future perspectives about the mission. Is there a willingness to continue this military conflict? What kinds of incidences occur on which sides of the contact line and how is the daily life of the people living around the demarcation line affected – especially with regard to the humanitarian situation?
How is the OSCE working as non-armed mission in this highly mined area and what kind of challenges do the employees of this mission have to face? What opportunities has the mission to support a peaceful solution in this conflict? These and further question will be discussed and analysed by Mr. Alexander Hug, who has a unique insight into this now four year-long conflict.
ALEXANDER HUG, was before his appointment to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, a Section Head and a Senior Adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. Hug, a trained lawyer, served as an officer in the Swiss Army, including a stint as regional commander of the Swiss Headquarters Support Unit for the OSCE in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also worked for the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, the Temporary International Presence in Hebron, and the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX).
The Discussion will be held in English.
Afterwards the IIP offers drinks and snacks.
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