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OSCE Strengthens Capacity of Ukrainian NGOs in Trial Monitoring

Publishing date: 15 July 2015
KYIV, 15 July 2015 – OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU) jointly with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) completed a two-day training for Ukrainian non-governmental organizations on best practices in trial monitoring...

OSCE completes training for Tajik border law enforcement agencies on phytosanitary and veterinary control systems

Publishing date: 26 June 2015
DUSHANBE, 26 June 2015- Twenty-five officers from Tajikistan border enforcement agencies successfully completed the OSCE training on phytosanitary and veterinary control systems at the border checkpoints in Dushanbe today...

Include more women into security sector reform in Montenegro by developing a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, says OSCE’s Senior Gender Adviser

Publishing date: 30 April 2015
PODGORICA, 30 April 2015- Montenegro has taken important steps in promoting women's rights and gender equality in the country through developing adequate policies and legislative frameworks but more can be done, the OSCE Senior Adviser on Gender Issues Ambassador Miroslava Beham said as she concluded a three-day visit to Montenegro...

Journalists unions from Russia and Ukraine meet to discuss journalists’ safety, jointly condemn attacks on journalists

Publishing date: 23 April 2015
VIENNA, 23 April 2015 – Senior representatives from the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine, National Union of the Journalists of Ukraine, and the Russian Union of Journalists met in Vienna today to discuss ways to improve professional standards and safety of journalists in Ukraine...

OSCE officials highlight co-operation by regional and global organizations as key to fighting transnational crime

Publishing date: 15 April 2015
DOHA, 15 April 2015 – Two senior OSCE officials speaking on Tuesday at the Thirteenth UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which runs from 12-19 April in Doha, stressed the need for common efforts by regional and global organizations to more effectively combat transnational organized crime...

Ukraine needs greater support in addressing gender-based violence, says OSCE Senior Gender Adviser in Kyiv

Publishing date: 25 March 2015
KYIV, 25 March 2015- There is an urgent need to enhance the capacities of Ukraine to address the issue of gender-based violence adequately, said the OSCE Senior Gender Adviser, Ambassador Miroslava Beham, as she concluded a three-day assessment mission to the country...

OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier and Chief Monitor Ertugrul Apakan visit Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Publishing date: 11 February 2015
DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine, 11 February 2015- OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier and Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan, will visit Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine on Wednesday and Thursday to meet government officials and will also visit displaced people affected by the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine...