2022 Autumn Meeting, Warsaw

AMlogoThe 20th Autumn Meeting of the OSCE PA took place from 24 to 26 November in Warsaw at Poland's Parliament. Photos of the event are available on on the OSCE PA’s Flickr page and at the Polish Parliament’s Facebook page

Video of the Autumn Meeting is available at the OSCE PA's YouTube channel.

Following the closing of the Parliamentary Conference, OSCE PA President Margareta Cederfelt issued a statement on Ukraine, calling on the OSCE Ministerial Council to recognize the Russian Federation as having committed clear, gross and still uncorrected violations of relevant OSCE commitments. Click here for the document.

Around 200 parliamentarians participated in the Autumn Meeting, which featured high-level speeches from host officials, including Speakers of the Parliament and the Foreign Minister of Poland and Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE, as well as a Parliamentary Conference comprised of three sessions focused on various themes.

OSCE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY 2022 AUTUMN MEETING
DRAFT PROGRAMME AND SCHEDULE
Parliament of Poland, Warsaw
24-26 November 2022

WEDNESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2022

Arrival of Delegates / Accommodation 

16:00 – 19:00 Registration open (Main entrance of the Sejm building)

19:00 – 20:30 Information Meeting for Secretaries and Staff of Delegations

THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2022

08:00 Registration open (Main entrance of the Sejm building)

09:30 – 10:15 Inaugural Session

Addresses by:
- Speakers of the Parliament of Poland
Marshal of the Sejm, Elzbieta WITEK
Marshal of the Senate, Tomasz GRODZKI
- Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE and Foreign Minister of Poland, Zbigniew RAU 
- President of the Republic of Ukraine, Volodymyr ZELENSKYY
- President of the OSCE PA, Margareta CEDERFELT

10:20 – 12:30 Session 1: The war against Ukraine: Impact on the OSCE, lessons learned to safeguard the Organization’s toolbox and comparative advantage

Chair: Pascal ALLIZARD (France), Vice-President of the OSCE PA
Interventions by: 
- Head of the Delegation of Poland to the OSCE PA, Barbara BARTUS
- Special Envoy of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Artur DMOCHOWSKI
- Former United Nations Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine, Amin AWAD

Open debate

12:30 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 18:30 Session 2:  Promoting economic and environmental security amid the current crisis

Chair: Irene CHARALAMBIDES (Cyprus), Vice-President of the OSCE PA
Interventions by:
- Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, Ambassador Igli HASANI
- President of Forum Energii, Dr Joanna MAĆKOWIAK-PANDERA
- Member of the Polish Delegation to the OSCE PA, Kazimierz KLEINA

Open debate

FRIDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2022

08:00 Registration open (Main entrance of the Sejm building)

09:30 – 12:00 Session 3: Protecting fundamental rights and freedoms in situations of armed conflict and humanitarian crisis

Chair: Reinhold LOPATKA (Austria), Vice-President of the OSCE PA
Interventions by: 
- Director of the OSCE ODIHR, Matteo MECACCI
- Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Sejm, Radoslaw FOGIEL

Open debate

12:00 – 12:30 Closing of the Parliamentary Conference

- Remarks by the Secretary General of the OSCE PA, Roberto MONTELLA
- Closing remarks by the President of the OSCE PA, Margareta CEDERFELT
- Closing remarks by the Head of the Delegation of Poland to the OSCE PA, Barbara BARTUS

12:30 – 15:00 Lunch Break

15:00 – 18:30 Meeting of the Standing Committee of the OSCE PA

SATURDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2022

09:00 – 12:00 Meeting of the Bureau of the OSCE PA

Please visit this page and check documents here for more information and updates.

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