Pia Kauma

Pia Kauma headshot 1Pia Kauma, a Member of Parliament from Finland and former Vice-President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, was elected OSCE PA President at the 2023 Annual Session in Vancouver. She has a long-running background in the Assembly, serving as a Member of the Finnish Delegation from 2011-2015, an Alternate Member from 2017-2019, and a Member since 2019.

With an education in economics and business, President Kauma has served in the Finnish Parliament on the Commerce Committee, Social Affairs and Health Committee, Grand Committee, Constitutional Law Committee, and the Environment Committee.

Kauma was elected Rapporteur of the OSCE PA’s General Committee on Political Affairs and Security in 2013 and was elected Vice-President during the OSCE PA Remote Session in July 2021. She was appointed as Special Representative on Central Asia in August 2021 and previously served as Special Representative on Civil Society Engagement.

Upon her election, she gave an inaugural speech that focused on the need for deeper and more meaningful co-operation, and pledged to work hard over the next year to advance OSCE values. “The OSCE is at a crossroads but I strongly believe that our organization is worth all our efforts,” she said. “Together we are stronger and only together can we solve common challenges.”




OSCE PA President Pia Kauma Report to the Standing Committee, 23rd Winter Meeting, 23 February 2024, Vienna

President Pia Kauma's address to the Verkhovna Rada, Kyiv, 6 February 2024

OSCE PA President Pia Kauma Conclusions, 21st Autumn Meeting, 19 November 2023

OSCE PA President Pia Kauma Report to the Standing Committee, 21st Autumn Meeting, 18 November 2023

Address by OSCE PA President Pia Kauma to the OSCE Permanent Council, 7 September 2023

OSCE PA President Pia Kauma addresses OSCE Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, 6 September 2023

Address by OSCE PA newly elected President Pia Kauma, 30th Annual Session, Vancouver, 4 July 2023

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