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OSCE organizes study visit to Switzerland on flood prevention and transboundary co-operation for Eastern Europe environment experts

Publishing date: 4 September 2015
The Office of the OSCE Co-ordinator of Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) supported the visit of 16 representatives of environmental authorities and environmental experts from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine to Switzerland, to learn about good practices in restoring ecosystems in flood-prone areas. The visit, which took place from 31 August to 4 September 2015, is part of a joint OSCE – UNEP project initiated during the 2014 Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE and funded by Switzerland within the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC).

Radicalization of youth and countering violent extremism in focus of OSCE Chairmanship conference of Youth Ambassadors in Belgrade

Publishing date: 4 September 2015
BELGRADE, 4 September 2015 – Best ways to tackle the radicalization of youth were the focus of a two-day conference hosted by Serbia’s OSCE Chairmanship, which concluded in Belgrade today and gathered representatives of Youth Ambassadors, OSCE structures and NGO sector.

Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 3 September 2015

Publishing date: 4 September 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. The SMM observed one explosion in Donetsk region and recorded no ceasefire violations in Luhansk region...

OSCE trains Tajikistan border troops on patrol leadership

Publishing date: 4 September 2015
DUSHANBE, 4 September 2015 – Twenty officers from Tajik Border Troops successfully completed today a four-week training course on patrolling and leadership. It was organized by the OSCE Office’s patrol programming and leadership project in Gissar Training Centre...

Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine launches “Youth Contact Groups” Project

Publishing date: 3 September 2015
In accordance with its mandate to “Facilitate dialogue on the ground in order to reduce tensions and promote normalization of the situation” the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine is pleased to announce the launch of the SMM ‘Youth Contact Groups' Project in Ukraine...

Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 2 September 2015

Publishing date: 3 September 2015
The SMM monitored the implementation of the “Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements”. Its monitoring was restricted by the parties and security considerations*. The SMM observed few ceasefire violations in Donetsk region, and none in Luhansk. The SMM spoke to police and hospital staff following an alleged ambush in Luhansk region...

OSCE, UNDP Train Border Officials from Afghanistan and Tajikistan on Border Management

Publishing date: 3 September 2015
DUSHANBE, 3 September 2015 – Twenty three representatives from border agencies of Afghanistan and Tajikistan completed today a ten-day Border Management Awareness (BMA) course at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe...