OSCE PA's 2021 Remote Session

The OSCE PA's 2021 Remote Session took place in a hybrid format from 30 June to 6 July, streaming live on the Assembly's Facebook and YouTube channels.

The plenary consisted of addresses by OSCE PA President Peter Lord Bowness (United Kingdom) and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ann Linde, as well as consideration of Urgency Items, review of OSCE PA activities, open debate, and announcement of election results for OSCE Parliamentary Assembly officers. The general committee meetings focused primarily on the consideration of the reports prepared by the committee rapporteurs dealing with topical issues related to OSCE values and commitments.

For a programme and the reports of the three general committees, please see below.

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Wednesday 30 June 2021
*ONLINE*

  • 14.00 – 17.00 (CEST) Meeting of the OSCE PA’s General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions (Click here for full programme in English, French and Russian.)
    • Remarks by Committee Chair Kyriakos Hadjiyianni (Cyprus)
    • Presentation of Report by Rapporteur Kari Henriksen (Norway)
    • Debate

Thursday 1 July 2021
*ONLINE*

  • 14.00 – 17.00 (CEST) Meeting of the OSCE PA’s General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment (Click here for full programme in English, French and Russian.)
    • Remarks by Committee Chair Doris Barnett (Germany)
    • Presentation of Report by Rapporteur Elona Gjebrea Hoxha (Albania)
    • Debate

Friday 2 July 2021
*ONLINE*

  • 14.00 – 17.00 (CEST) Meeting of the OSCE PA’s General Committee on Political Affairs and Security (Click here for the full programme in English, French and Russian)
    • Remarks by Committee Chair Richard Hudson (United States)
    • Presentation of Report by Rapporteur Laurynas Kasciunas (Lithuania)
    • Debate

Monday 5 July 2021
*HYBRID*

  • 13.30 – 16.30 (CEST) Meeting of the Standing Committee

Tuesday 6 July 2021
*HYBRID*

  • 13.30 – 16.30 (CEST) Plenary Session (Click here for the full programme in English, French and Russian.)
    • Address by the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Peter Lord Bowness (United Kingdom)
    • Address by the Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE and Foreign Affairs Minister of Sweden, Ann Linde
    • Consideration of Urgency Items
    • Review of the Parliamentary Assembly Activities 
      • Election Observation Activities
      • Ad Hoc Committees
      • Special Representatives
    • Open Debate
    • Election of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and General Committee Officers - Announcement of Results
    • Closure of the 2021 Remote Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
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