Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2016
Based on the OSCE Permanent Council decision 1218 from 28 July 2016 on date and special topics of 2016 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), the 2016 HDIM will take place in Warsaw from 19 to 30 September 2016. The final agenda for the meeting is still subject to adoption by the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna.
On this website you can find more information about the meeting, including information about registration or booking a side event. In the attachments you will find the following documents:
- “Draft Agenda” of the meeting that lists the topics per day and time, subject to adoption by the OSCE Permanent Council;
- “General Information” & “Document Preparation Guidelines”(the latter will be available closer to the event) that should give you more insights about the organizational modalities of the meeting;
- “Information for Civil Society” that guides the civil society participants;
- “Side Events Information” and “Side Events Booking Instructions” which introduce the online booking of side events;
- “List of hotels”, “Hotel special rates” and “Booking Forms” that should facilitate your stay in Warsaw;
- Finally, if you are interested to know more about the previous HDIMs, you can read the “Fact sheet about HDIM”.
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The meeting takes place in Warsaw, between 19 and 30 September 2016, with two plenary sessions scheduled per day. Please consult the schedule in the attached “draft Agenda”.
There will also be side events organized every day by the participants of the conference, please see the side events section below. The schedule of side events will be available on this website, prior to the event.
Participants wishing to attend the meeting are requested to register online at http://meetings.odihr.pl latest by the deadline of Thursday, 15 September 2016. Important note: online registration after this date will be closed. Registered participants will be able to collect their badges at the meeting’s venue as of Monday, 19 September, from 8 a.m.
Participation in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting is free of charge, although all travel and accommodation costs should be borne by participants. “List of hotels”, “Hotel special rates” and “Booking Forms” are in the attachments to facilitate your stay in Warsaw.
Participants are also encouraged to organize side events over the course of the meeting. Side events provide an opportunity for the participants to discuss issues that have not been fully covered during the working sessions, since only limited time is assigned to each of the topics. Participants wishing to organize a side event are requested to register first and proceed with an online booking at http://meetings.odihr.pl at their earliest convenience as the system is based on the “first come, first served” principle. The booking period will be open on Thursday, 18 August 2016 at 12.00 (CET) and will be closed on Sunday, 28 August 2016 at 23:59 (CET). All bookings should be submitted within this deadline. If there are any free slots left after this deadline, there will be second booking period between 1 September 12:00 (CET) and 4 September 23:59 (CET). No bookings will be accepted after the final deadlines. Additional information on the online booking system, including the terms and conditions as well as the instructions on how to book a side event, is available in the documents: “Side Events Information” and “Side Events Booking Instructions”.
For further information about the HDIM please refer to the documents or contact:
Organizational matters and coordination of the conference: Ms. Kamila Czerwinska at Kamila.Czerwinska@odihr.pl or +48 22 5200 657
Registration of participants: Ms. Anna Sierant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordination of side events: Mr. Ireneusz Stepinski at Ireneusz.Stepinski@odihr.pl or +48 22 5200 658