Official Logo AS2017 MinskThe OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will meet on 5-9 July 2017 in Minsk for its 26th Annual Session. With some 300 parliamentarians from North America, Europe and Asia expected to participate, the theme of the Session is “Enhancing mutual trust and co-operation for peace and prosperity in the OSCE region.” (Committee reports, draft resolutions and supplementary items are available below.) 

The largest event on the Assembly’s calendar, the Annual Session consists of several days of meetings featuring high-level speeches and debates, and will culminate in the adoption of the Minsk Declaration. This political document will contain recommendations to national governments, parliaments and the international community in the fields of political affairs, security, economics, environment and human rights.

Representing the collective voice of the OSCE parliamentarians, the Declaration helps shape OSCE and national policy, and will be complemented by a number of supplementary items on a wide range of issues relating to OSCE commitments and values. The resolutions that will form the basis of the Declaration (following debates and an amendment process) are available below.

The Annual Session will also include elections of several OSCE Parliamentary Assembly officers, including Vice-Presidents and Treasurer.

General information and draft programmes are available to the right. Additional practical information about the Annual Session can be found at the website of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus.

The Session is open to the media. Accreditation procedures for representatives of the media are explained here. Journalists are requested to register for the event by 16 June. Press-related inquiries can be directed to OSCE PA Head of Communications and Press Nat Parry, [email protected] or +45 6010 8177.

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General Committee Reports and Draft Resolutions
(Documents in all six official OSCE languages will be posted here as they become available.)

 

Committee on Political Affairs and Security (First Committee)

Report (ENG)

Draft Resolution (ENG)

Report (FRE)

Draft Resolution (FRE)

Report (GER)

Draft Resolution (GER)

Report (ITA)

Draft Resolution (ITA)

Report (RUS)

Draft Resolution (RUS)

Report (SPA)

Draft Resolution (SPA)

Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment (Second Committee)

Report (ENG)

Draft Resolution (ENG)

Report (FRE)

Draft Resolution (FRE)

Report (GER)

Draft Resolution (GER)

Report (ITA)

Draft Resolution (ITA)

Report (RUS)

Draft Resolution (RUS)

Report (SPA)

Draft Resolution (SPA)

Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions (Third Committee)

Report (ENG)

Draft Resolution (ENG)

Report (FRE)

Draft Resolution (FRE)

Report (GER)

Draft Resolution (GER)

Report (ITA)

Draft Resolution (ITA)

Report (RUS)

Draft Resolution (RUS)

Report (SPA)

Draft Resolution (SPA)

 

 

 

 

Supplementary Items
(Documents in English, French and Russian will be posted here as they become available.)

 

1. Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation Online Through Advances in Technology (Mr. Christopher Smith, USA)

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2. Restoration of Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Ukraine (Mr. Artur Gerasymov, Ukraine)

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3. Strengthening Energy Security in the OSCE Region (Ms. Olga Bielkova, Ukraine)

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4. Promoting Gender Inclusive and Responsive Mediation (Ms. Hedy Fry, Canada)

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5. The Situation in Belarus (Mr. Laurynas Kasciunas, Lithuania)

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6. Developing a Timely and Effective Legislative, Regulatory and Administrative Response to the Emergence of New Psychoactive Substances (Mr. Boleslav Pirshtuk, Belarus)

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7. Multiculturalism – The Role of Cultural Values in the Development of Democracy in the context of Globalization (Mr. Tahir Mirkishili, Azerbaijan)

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8. Abolition of the Death Penalty (Ms. Isabel Santos, Portugal)

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9. Drinking Water: Fostering Co-operation to Protect a Scarce Resource Adversely Affected by Climate Change (Mr. Godfrey Farrugia, Malta)

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10. Observation of New Voting Technologies (Mr. Bjorn Soder, Sweden)

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11. The Situation in Eastern Europe (Mr. Christian Holm Barenfeld, Sweden)

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12. Strengthening the Role of the OSCE in Countering Terrorism (Mr. Nikolay Kovalev, Russian Federation)

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13. The Inadmissibility of Discrimination and Intolerance with regard to Christians, Muslims and Members of Other Religions (Ms. Liudmila Narusova, Russian Federation)

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14. For a Coherent, Shared and Responsible Governance of Migration and Refugee Flows (Mr. Filippo Lombardi, Switzerland)

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15. Migration (Mr. Alain Neri, France)

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