2013 OSCE Events and Conferences
Tirana High-Level Conference on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination
On May 21-22, government delegations and civil society met in Tirana, Albania, for a high-level conference to review the OSCE's present and future work in the area of tolerance and non-discrimination.
The conference, the first high-level OSCE meeting on the issue since 2010 in Kazakhstan, paid special attention to the role of human rights youth education as a means to address the root causes of intolerance and discrimination.
- Opening Plenary: Combating intolerance and discrimination in the OSCE area. Implementation of the relevant OSCE commitments
- Session 1: Combating intolerance and discrimination against any person, including racism, xenophobia and aggressive nationalism, in accordance with the existing OSCE commitments
- Session 2: Combating intolerance and discrimination against Christians and members of other religions
- Session 3: Combating Anti-Semitism
- Session 4: Combating intolerance and discrimination against Muslims
- Session 5: The role of human rights youth education in promoting mutual understanding and respect for diversity in accordance with the existing OSCE commitments
- Session 6: The role of legislation, law enforcement, data collection, and civil society in combating and preventing intolerance and discrimination, including hate crimes
- Closing Plenary Session: Conclusions, recommendations and the way ahead. Consolidating Progress and Facing New Challenges