LIVE: The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is holding a press briefing to update on the situation regarding the serious security incident, resulting in the death of an OSCE SMM team member, which occurred yesterday, 23 April.
A paramedic who was part of a patrol of the OSCE SMM - Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine died and two SMM monitors were taken to hospital today after their vehicle was heavily damaged by an explosion near Pryshyb in the non-government controlled Luhansk region.

Austrian Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Sebastian Kurz and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier both extend...
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A paramedic who was part of a patrol of the OSCE SMM

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Find out more about how the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) collects and analyses hate crime data and why this is important.
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Environmental degradation, competition over natural resources and climate change can threaten political stability. Good environmental governance and co-operation on the other hand help to build trust. This is where Aarhus Centres come in, engaging citizens, governments and the private sector in a dialogue on environmental challenges.

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As the conflict continues in eastern Ukraine, achieving lasting peace remains a challenge. However, there are some grounds for optimism, as the OSCE SMM - Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, and its “mirror patrols” provide a window of hope. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
As the conflict continues in eastern Ukraine achieving lasting peace remains a
The Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution is looking for participants for their annual Summer Academy on OSCE! This will be a unique opportunity to expand and deepen knowledge about the OSCE and to contribute to its various activities.

The courses and special events are designed for young diplomats who are going to work with OSCE delegations and institutions, as well as...
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Our Annual Report 2016 is out! Learn more about how OSCE has responded to a rapidly evolving security landscape and the growing array of threats and challenges facing the region:
Our Annual Report 2016 is out Learn more about how OSCE has
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Today is #InternationalRomaDay! For Roma in Bosnia and Herzegovina, life can be a challenge on many levels. However, there are Roma women who succeed and become leaders for positive change in their communities. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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His Royal Highness Prince of Wales visited OSCE today to learn more about our work in combating the trafficking of human beings and tolerance.
His Royal Highness Prince of Wales visited OSCE today to learn more
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Have you heard about military chaplains and did you know what their role is? Read the story about four military chaplains from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania and the United States and their work in ensuring freedom of belief in the armed forces. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Have you heard about military chaplains and did you know what their
Today is International Day of Mine Awareness! Since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in 2014, at least 250 people have been killed and 470 injured by explosive remnants of war.
Learn more about how OSCE Monitors stand #TogetherAgainstMines: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today is International Day of Mine Awareness Since the start of the
Next week in Seoul, South Korea with the support of the OSCE is hosting the first-ever conference between the Euro-Atlantic and Asian regions focusing exclusively on preventing cyber conflicts. We’ll bring together representatives of the biggest cyber powers to discuss and learn from the OSCE experience. More about the event: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Watch the 17th Alliance against Trafficking in Persons high level conference live: Trafficking in Children and the Best Interests of the Child held on 3-4 April at Hofburg, in Vienna.

The plenary panels will welcome a number of internationally renowned experts and practitioners, representing national authorities, international organizations and civil society. Learn more about the event:
Watch the 17th Alliance against Trafficking in Persons high level conference live
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Rapid urbanization is putting city authorities under enormous pressure as they seek to maintain high-quality public services and create new economic opportunity for an expanding population. The last two panels focused on how to promote sustainable development through good governance policies and how to build coalitions. #SecDays
Many cities across the OSCE area are looking for effective ways to reduce risks posed by various transnational threats such as terrorism, violent extremism, organized crime or trafficking. This panel focused on Safe cities and ways of reducing risks posed by transnational challenges. #SecDays
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Cities are at the forefront in addressing many of today’s transnational security challenges, including terrorism and violent extremism, organized crime, climate change, and mass movements of people. Join us live for Security Days: Creating inclusive, safe and sustainable cities.
Welcoming remarks by Mayor of Vienna Michael Häupl and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier ahead of OSCE Security Days: Creating inclusive, safe and sustainable cities event.
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How can we improve social, environmental and ethical conditions in the global electronic supply chain?

Read our article about the Electronic Industry Against Forced Labour, a coalition of more than 110 leading electronics companies committed to eliminate the conditions that contribute to forced labour: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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