2010

Xtra.ca 2 November 2010 Vancouver Centre MP Hedy Fry says her appointment as special representative on gender issues for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) does not mean she is leaving Canada's Parliament any time soon. "I'm running in the next election," the six-term Liberal MP says. Fry was named to the position by PA president Petros Efthymiou on Oct 19. She replaces Swedish

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COPENHAGEN, 26 October 2010 -- Dr. Hedy Fry (Canada) was appointed the OSCE PA’s Special Representative on Gender Issues by PA President Petros Efthymiou on 19 October. In his appointment letter, Mr. Efthymiou reiterated the importance that the Assembly attaches to gender equality, particularly within the OSCE and the Parliamentary Assembly. “The OSCE still has a long way to go before it provides equal opportunities for men and women,” Mr.

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WASHINGTON, 25 October 2010 – International election observers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, November 3 at 2 PM at the Foreign Press Center, 529 14th St NW, # 800, Washington, DC, to issue its statement on their observation mission to the U.S. midterm elections. Invited by the U.S. government, the international parliamentarians led

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President Efthymiou addresses the Lithuanian Seimas. In Vilnius on 18 and 19 October, OSCE PA President Petros Efthymiou held high-level talks regarding the 2011 Lithuanian OSCE Chairmanship, before continuing to Moscow this week to for an official visit focusing on upcoming work of the OSCE. Mr. Efthymiou, accompanied by Secretary General Spencer Oliver, met with the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite; Foreign Minister Audronius

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Vice-President Grossruck and Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov in Baku. VIENNA, 20 October 2010 -- PA Vice-President Wolfgang Grossruck, Special Co-ordinator and leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission to the 2010 general elections in Azerbaijan, visited the country on a pre-assessment mission from 14 to 18 October. He met with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, the Speaker of the Parliament (Milli Mejlis) Ogtay

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24.kg NEWS AGENCY 18 October 2010 Kyrgyzstan hosts International Independent Commission for investigation of events broke out in the south of the country. This was announced today by its chairman and Special Representative for Central Asia of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Kimmo Kiljunen. According to him, the Commission has both international and domestic support. "The Kyrgyz government gave consent for our work," said Kimmo Kiljunen. He

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