2021 Winter Meeting, Vienna/Online

The 20th Winter Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly took place on 24-26 February 2021 in a virtual format. The Winter Meeting consisted of meetings of the Standing Committee, each General Committee, and a joint session of the three General Committees. The programme of the meeting and agendas of each of the committees, along with practical information, speeches and press releases, are available below.

Videos are available on the PA's YouTube channel and photos are on Flickr.

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Programme

Joint Session of the General Committees
25 February, 13:30-15:30 CET (online)
Address by the President of the Austrian National Council, Wolfgang Sobotka
Address by the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Peter Lord Bowness
Address by the Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE and Foreign Minister of Sweden, Ann Linde
Address by the Secretary General of the OSCE, Helga Schmid

General Committee on Political Affairs and Security
25 February, 16:00-18:00 CET (online)
Opening remarks by Richard Hudson (United States), Chair of the Committee
Presentation by Laurynas Kasciunas (Lithuania), Rapporteur of the Committee
Presentation by Ambassador Neil Bush, Chair of the Security Committee of the OSCE Permanent Council and Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the OSCE
Presentation by Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, Acting Assistant US Secretary of State, US Chairmanship of the Forum for Security Co-operation
Presentation by Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM)
Presentation by Ambassador Yasar Halit Cevik, Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment
26 February, 13:30-15:30 CET (online)
Opening remarks by Doris Barnett, Chair of the Committee
Presentation by Elona Hoxha, Rapporteur of the Committee
Presentation by Ambassador Florian Raunig, Chairperson of the Economic and Environmental Committee, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OSCE
Presentation by Ambassador Vuk Žugić, Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities

General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions
26 February, 16:00-18:00 CET (online)
Opening remarks by Kyriakos Hadjiyianni (Cyprus), Chair of the Committee
Kari Henriksen (Norway), OSCE PA Vice-President, Rapporteur of the Committee
Presentation by Ambassador Ms. Anne-Kirsti Karlsen, Chairperson of the Human Dimension Committee of the OSCE Permanent Council and Permanent Representative of Norway to the OSCE
Presentation by Matteo Mecacci, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Presentation by Teresa Ribeiro, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
Report by Margareta Cederfelt on OSCE PA election observation in Montenegro, 30 August 2020
Report by Elona Hoxha on OSCE PA election observation in Georgia, 31 October 2020
Report by Michael Georg Link on OSCE PA election observation the United States of America, 3 November 2020
Report by Kristian Vigenin on OSCE PA election observation in Kazakhstan, 10 January 2021
Report by Peter Juel-Jensen on OSCE PA election observation in Kyrgyzstan, 10 January 2021

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