Public Messaging

As public health officials and national governments work to contain the coronavirus outbreak, OSCE parliamentarians have been speaking out on various aspects of the crisis to ensure that the responses of governments respect democratic standards and that the most vulnerable are protected. 

In op-eds, OSCE PA members have focused on issues such as the role of parliaments and the need to uphold human rights. Press releases have covered topics including data and privacy, the plight of migrants and refugees, domestic violence, and fake news. 

COVID-19 Op-Eds, Articles, Reports and Statements

Message from OSCE PA SG Montella on launch of video challenge #WeAreOSCEPA

"With our countries in varying degrees of lockdown, many of us find ourselves in the unfamiliar territory of telecommuting and working remotely. This can be isolating and difficult, especially for those of us who work in fields of politics and diplomacy – where meeting face to face and shaking hands is an integral part of the job. But while we are all practicing social distancing and doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, we also must continue our work on behalf of the citizens of the OSCE, many of whom are in much more difficult circumstances. This is why I am encouraging all members and staff of the OSCE PA to join in an online video challenge. I am calling on OSCE parliamentarians to post videos to with messages of support to their constituents and to the people of the OSCE area." 

OSCE PA Secretary General Roberto Montella



COVID-19-Related Press Releases

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