29th Annual Session, Birmingham

AS logo 2022 smallThe OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s 29th Annual Session took place in Birmingham on 2-6 July 2022, and concluded with the adoption of the Birmingham Declaration with recommendations to the OSCE, its participating States, and the wider international community.

Click here for the Birmingham Declaration in English, French and Russian

Photos of the Annual Session are available here and video is available on YouTube.

All meetings of the Annual Session took place at the Birmingham International Convention Centre. Please find the UK Parliament's web page for the Annual Session here and see below for reports from the OSCE PA President, Secretary General, Special Representatives, and other OSCE PA officials.


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Wednesday 6 July 2022

09.00 – 12.00 Plenary Session

All videos of the Session are available here.


Annual Session News


2022 Annual Session Programme


Saturday 2 July 2022

09.30 – 12.30 Standing Committee (Committee Hall / Hall 4)
14.30 – 17.30 Opening Plenary Session (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)

    • Address by John Whittingdale, MP, Head of the UK Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
    • Address by Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth
    • Address by the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Margareta Cederfelt (MP, Sweden)
    • Address by the Secretary General of the OSCE, Helga Maria Schmid
    • Consideration of Supplementary Items

17.45 Opening Ceremony (Hall 1 - ICC)

Sunday 3 July 2022

09.00 – 10.30 General Committee on Political Affairs and Security (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)
09.00 – 10.30 General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment (Committee Hall / Hall 4)
11.00 – 12.30 General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)
14.30 – 16.30 Time reserved for meetings of Ad Hoc Committees, side events, and meetings of various groups

Monday 4 July 2022

09.00 – 10.30 General Committee on Political Affairs and Security (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)
09.00 – 10.30 General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment (Committee Hall / Hall 4)
11.00 – 12.30 General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)
12.30 – 14.30 Working lunch on Gender Issues (Upon registration – Symphony Ballroom, Hyatt Regency)
14.30 – 16.00 General Committee on Political Affairs and Security (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)

    • Address by the Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Zbigniew Rau

14.30 – 16.00 General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment (Committee Hall / Hall 4)
16.30 – 18.00 General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)

Tuesday 5 July 2022

08.15 – 08.45 Time reserved for meetings of various groups
09.00 – 11.00 General Committee on Political Affairs and Security (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)
09.00 – 11.00 General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment (Committee Hall / Hall 4)
11.00 – 11.30 Meeting of the Bureau 
11.30 – 13.30 General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)
15.00– 18.00 Plenary Session (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)

    • Consideration of Supplementary Items
    • Report by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Migration Kristian Vigenin (MP, Bulgaria)
    • Report by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Countering Terrorism Reinhold Lopatka (MP, Austria)
    • Reports on OSCE PA Activities

Wednesday 6 July 2022

08.15 – 08.45 Time Reserved for Meetings of various groups
09.00 – 12.00 Plenary Session (Plenary Hall / Hall 3)

    • Address by the Lord McFall of Alcluith, Lord Speaker
    • Adoption of the Birmingham Final Declaration
    • Report of the Secretary General of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Roberto Montella
    • Election of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Officers

12.00 Adjournment of the 29th Annual Session of the OSCE PA


Related documents

Reports of the General Committees

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