2021 Autumn Meeting

The 19th Autumn Meeting took place an online format on 3-4 November 2021. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEOS.

Hundreds of parliamentarians virtually gathered for debates on the most pressing security threats facing the OSCE area today, including the implications of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan last August, as well as challenges facing the Mediterranean region such as violent extremism and migration. The climate crisis featured prominently in all discussions.

The schedule and related documents are available below.

Wednesday, 3 November

  • 14:00 – 17:00 (CET): Meeting of the Standing Committee
    • Report of the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Margareta Cederfelt
    • Report of the Treasurer of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Peter Juel-Jensen
    • Report of the Secretary General of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Roberto Montella
    • Review of OSCE PA activities and current international political issues
    • Information on upcoming meetings of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in 2022

Thursday, 4 November

  • 10:00 – 12:00 (CET): Meeting of the OSCE PA Mediterranean Forum
    • Opening of the OSCE PA Mediterranean Forum by Pascal Allizard, OSCE PA Vice-President and Special Representative on Mediterranean Affairs
    • Welcoming remarks by Margareta Cederfelt, President of the OSCE PA
    • Address by the Chairperson of the OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation Group Ambassador Adam Halacinski, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the OSCE Permanent Representative of Poland to the OSCE
    • Addresses by the Heads of the Parliamentary Delegations from the OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation (in alphabetical order: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia) and the Palestinian Legislative Council
    • Open Debate
    • Conclusions
  • 14:00 – 17:00 (CET): Parliamentary Conference - “Current Security Challenges: Focus on Afghanistan”
    • Introduction by the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Margareta Cederfelt
    • Addresses by the Chairs of the OSCE PA three General Committees:
      • Richard Hudson (United States), Chair of the General Committee on Political Affairs and Security
      • Pere Joan Pons (Spain), Chair of the General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment
      • Sereine Mauborgne (France), Chair of the General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions
    • Keynote address by Ambassador Tuula Yrjölä, Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) and Deputy Head of the OSCE Secretariat
    • Open Debate

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