VIENNA, 20 June 2012 – The 2012 OSCE Security Days conference will take place at the Hofburg Congress Centre in Vienna on Monday, 25 June.
A prominent group of experts, think tanks and OSCE delegates will discuss new security challenges and the role of civil society in shaping a security community.
The opening speeches will be delivered by the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier; the Permanent Representative of Ireland to the OSCE Eoin O'Leary on behalf of the 2012 Irish Chairmanship of the OSCE; and the President of the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (ÖGAVN) and former Chancellor of the Republic of Austria Wolfgang Schüssel.
Sessions will focus on developing new approaches to conventional arms control, addressing protracted conflicts and facilitating reconciliation. Each session will be followed by an open debate.
Journalists are invited to take part in the event set to start at 9:00 on Monday, 25 June 2012, at the Hofburg Congress Centre in Vienna. Advance registration by email to firstname.lastname@example.org is required.
The event will be streamed live on the OSCE website http://www.osce.org/event/securitydays2012.
Comments and questions can also be sent prior to and during the event via Twitter, @OSCE, using the hashtag #secdays.