Toward Helsinki +50

Call for Action infographic FINAL 1At the 27th OSCE Ministerial Council and the events dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the Charter of Paris the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly launched the “OSCE Call for Action: Reaffirming a Common Purpose” initiative, with the goal of stimulating the work of the OSCE and increase the political attention to it. One-Pager: Call for Action – Helsinki +50 Process.

The Call for Action document (available in six languages here) reiterates the importance of implementation of key commitments by participating States, of a stronger and better focused review process, and points to the need to strengthen the role of the Organization in addressing the contemporary challenges and to enhance its effectiveness, including through the promotion of genuine political dialogue.

The launch of the initiative marked a starting point for a web-based roundtable and other events that the OSCE PA  promotes to revitalize the role of the OSCE. The roundtable’s goal is to develop a roadmap and an agenda for the next phase, identifying and prioritizing possible themes for discussion, and to plan the way ahead in view of the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act. The participants will also consider ways to increase political attention to the Organization, including through parliamentary channels, such as exercising oversight in their national parliaments. Representing the parliamentary side of the Organization, the OSCE PA is well equipped to recommend potential initiatives to make the Organization better suited to tackle current challenges affecting participating States.

The first meeting of the Call for Action Roundtable “Toward Helsinki +50: Reaffirming a Common Purpose” was held 27 January 2021 with more than 130 participants, including former OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Presidents, OSCE Chairs, Secretaries General, current and former leaders of OSCE institutions, as well as members of OSCE PA Delegations.

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