At an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Foreign Ministers Carl Bildt of Sweden and Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia, along with Rainer Hofmann, the President of the Advisory Committee to the Framework Convention on National Minorities at the Council of Europe, discussed the past 20 years of the work of the office and future challenges.
What dangers do societies face if minority issues are not addressed? Are multilateral institutions well-placed to offer assistance when countries find themselves in the midst of tensions in society, based on ethnic or religious grounds? Three international experts discussed these questions during an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. More info: http://osce.org/hcnm