OSCE parliamentarians gather in Vancouver for 30th Annual Session

Media registration open for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s 30th Annual Session
Vancouver, 30 June – 4 July

2023 vancouver logoCOPENHAGEN, 7 June 2023 – Hundreds of parliamentarians from North America, Europe and Central Asia will meet next month in Vancouver, Canada, for the 30th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Taking place 30 June to 4 July at the Vancouver Convention Centre under the theme of “Strengthening Regional Security by Fostering Democratic and Inclusive Societies: The Role of the OSCE PA,” the meeting will be addressed by representatives of the Canadian parliament and government, as well as high-level officials from the OSCE.

Members of the media can register here. (Please be sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Following several days of committee work, the Annual Session will culminate in the adoption of the Vancouver Declaration on 4 July, containing recommendations to national governments, parliaments and the international community. The largest event on the Assembly’s calendar, the Annual Session will focus largely on the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine and its related political, security and humanitarian impacts.

Other important issues to be covered at the meeting include:

  • Political prisoners in the OSCE area
  • Migration
  • Institutional challenges of the OSCE
  • Economic security and COVID recovery
  • Good governance and fighting corruption
  • Protecting the Arctic
  • Energy infrastructure
  • Minority rights and vulnerable groups
  • Impact of technology on human rights
  • Humanitarian impacts of war
  • Science diplomacy
  • Plastic pollution
  • Human trafficking

Programmes, reports and draft resolutions are available at the OSCE PA’s website.


  • Journalists who wish to attend the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session will need to complete the accreditation form.
  • The accreditation form must be completed and submitted by Monday 26 June.
  • The Annual Session will be livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook – no registration necessary to follow online.
  • Follow on social media with the hashtag #OSCEPAVancouver23.

The OSCE PA brings together 323 delegates from 56 parliaments, plus a guest of honour from the Holy See. Established by the 1990 Paris Summit with the aim of advancing the aim of comprehensive security, the Assembly provides a forum for parliamentary diplomacy, monitors elections, and strengthens international co-operation to uphold commitments on political, security, economic, environmental and human rights issues.



Nat Parry

Head of Communications and Press

Office: +45 33 37 80 55
Mobile: +45 60 10 81 77
Email: [email protected]

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