OSCE PA to mull climate change, migration, terrorism at winter meeting
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.14
By Nigar Guliyeva - Trend:
The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will hold its 17th Winter Meeting in Vienna on Feb.22-23, 2018, featuring debates on “fake news,” climate change, arms control, migration, terrorism, and more.
The opening session will include speeches by OSCE PA President George Tsereteli, OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger, and Italy’s Undersecretary of State of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Vincenzo Amendola, representing the Italian Chairmanship-in-Office of the OSCE.
General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions, General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment and General Committee on Political Affairs and Security will meet to hear from government representatives of OSCE countries and debate issues related to political and security affairs, economics and the environment, and human rights and humanitarian questions.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE is the parliamentary dimension of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, whose 57 participating states span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok. The primary task of the 323-member Assembly is to facilitate inter-parliamentary dialogue, an important aspect of the overall effort to meet the challenges of democracy throughout the OSCE area.