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Vacancy notice: Local Expert in Flood Risk Modelling. Application deadline: 26 September 2014
22 September 2014
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Bulgaria, Early Parliamentary Elections, 5 October 2014: Interim Report
22 September 2014
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Opening Remarks by Michael Georg Link at 18th Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
22 September 2014
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Handbook On Observing and Promoting the Participation of National Minorities in Electoral Processes

In 2001, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published Guidelines to Assist National Minority Participation in the Electoral Process (2001 Guidelines). The main objective of the 2001 Guidelines was to give participating
States specific advice on how they could implement the Lund Recommendations on the Effective Participation of National Minorities in Public Life (Lund Recommendations) with respect to electoral processes, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of
the available options.

As some 13 years have passed since publication of the 2001 Guidelines, there is certainly good cause to revisit and update their contents. The present publication builds on the 2001 Guidelines by including new material on the development of international
standards and good practice in the field of promoting the participation of national minorities in electoral processes.

In addition, this publication contains a new chapter outlining the methodology used by ODIHR election observation missions (EOMs) to observe the participation of national minorities. Included in this chapter are insights and experience gained over nearly two decades of election observation. The practical part is aimed at election observers from the OSCE in particular; observers from other organizations who are concerned with the question of participation of national minorities will find useful information on this topic that is also relevant in other electoral contexts. Owing to the inclusion of this practical part in the publication, it is released in a handbook format with the hope it will provide guidance to experts and practitioners working in this area.

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The present publication builds on the Guidelines to Assist National Minority Participation in the Electoral Process by including new material on the development of international standards and good practice in the field of promoting the participation of national minorities in electoral processes.
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Info Package
19 September 2014
2014 OSCE Mediterranean Conference; Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 27-28 October 2014
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Hotel reservation form
19 September 2014
2014 OSCE Mediterranean Conference; Neum, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 27-28 October 2014
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Moldova, Parliamentary Elections, 30 November 2014: Needs Assessment Mission Report
19 September 2014
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Journal of the 1017th Plenary Meeting of the Permanent Council
18 September 2014
Address by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Miroslav Lajčák. Report by the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan. Report by the Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, Ambassador Florian Raunig. Ongoing violations of OSCE principles and commitments by the Russian Federation and the situation in Ukraine. Situation in Ukraine and the continuing violations of the norms of international humanitarian law during the punitive operation in eastern Ukraine. Freedom of expression in the OSCE area. Detention of Ukrainian citizens in the Russian Federation. Detention of human rights defender Ms. Z. Mukhortova in Kazakhstan. Abduction of Estonian police officer Mr. E. Kohver. Intimidation of civil society in Hungary. Report on the activities of the Chairperson-in-Office. Parliamentary elections in Uzbekistan, to be held on 21 December 2014.
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Statement by the Italian EU Presidency in response to the address by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Miroslav Lajčák
18 September 2014
1017th Plenary Meeting of the Permanent Council
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Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America in response to the address by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Miroslav Lajčák
18 September 2014
1017th Plenary Meeting of the Permanent Council
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