U.S. Statement on the Situation in and around Nagorno Karabakh

U.S. Statement on the Situation in and around Nagorno Karabakh As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 26, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  Please allow me this short statement. The United States encourages the sides to work with the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to resolve the outstanding issues from the November 9 ... Read More»

U.S. Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

U.S. Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 26, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. In commemorating the International Day on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the United States reaffirms its strong commitment to gender equality and eradicating ... Read More»

Ongoing Violations of International Law by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

Ongoing Violations of International Law by the Russian Federation in Ukraine As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 26, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chair. At next week’s Ministerial Council, the first in a fully virtual format, we expect to see significant attention paid to the Russia-led conflict in ... Read More»

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Dayton Accords)

Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Dayton Accords), Guest Speaker, Miroslav Lajcak As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 26, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. I want to acknowledge Mr. Lajcak.  I remember working with him when he was Chairperson in ... Read More»

Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania

Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 26, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the floor and thank you, Ambassador Del Monaco, for your thorough briefing this morning.  The United States warmly welcomes you for your first address ... Read More»

On Elections in the Kyrgyz Republic

On Elections in the Kyrgyz Republic As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to express my appreciation to my Kyrgyz colleague raising this topic today under “Any Other Business.” I would note that my government just announced it intends ... Read More»

On Presidential Elections in Moldova

On Presidential Elections in Moldova As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. The United States congratulates Moldova on their recent election.  We also congratulate Maia Sandu on being elected the president of Moldova.  Since 1991, the United States has been a dedicated ... Read More»

On Human Rights Violations in Belarus

On Human Rights Violations in Belarus As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chairperson.   The European Union is right.  And we follow on behind their statement.  The right to peaceful assembly is one that Americans jealously defend.  But it’s more than that, Mr. Chairperson.  ... Read More»

On 75th Anniversary of Nuremberg Tribunal

On 75th Anniversary of Nuremberg Tribunal As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I am pleased to make a comment on the 75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Tribunal.  November 20 marks 75 years since the opening of the “Major War Criminals Trial” ... Read More»

Ongoing Violations of International Law by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

Ongoing Violations of International Law by the Russian Federation in Ukraine As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Last week, the Special Monitoring Mission released its most recent thematic report on civilian casualties in the conflict-afflicted areas of eastern Ukraine.  This report ... Read More»

Response to Project Coordinator in Ukraine, Ambassador Henrik Villadsen 

Response to Project Coordinator in Ukraine, Ambassador Henrik Villadsen As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you, Ambassador Villadsen, for your very successful presentation today. We welcome you back to the Permanent Council.  It has been a few eventful months since your last appearance before ... Read More»

Right of Reply to the Russian Federation on the Representative of the OSCE Joint Latvian-Russian Commission on Military Pensioners

Right of Reply to the Russian Federation on the Representative of the OSCE Joint Latvian-Russian Commission on Military Pensioners As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020 I don’t want to speak very long, but let me simply state to my Russian colleague:  I am confused about ... Read More»

Response to the Representative of the OSCE Joint Latvian-Russian Commission on Military Pensioners

Response to the Representative of the OSCE Joint Latvian-Russian Commission on Military Pensioners As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chairperson, and thanks to Dr. Frohbart also very much for his report. Thank you, sir, for being here and giving your report. ... Read More»

Response to the Report of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group

Response to the Report of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 19, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chairperson.   My thanks also to Ambassador Kasprzyk, Ambassador Popov, Ambassador Visconti, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Andrew Schofer, and Lieutenant Colonel Mustafaraj.  The ... Read More»

Statement on the Conflict in and around Nagorno Karabakh

Statement on the Conflict in and around Nagorno Karabakh As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 12, 2020 Thank you Madam Chair. The United States, as one of the three Minsk Group co-chairs, welcomes the apparent ceasefire and cessation of fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.  We have ... Read More»

Response to the Continuing Provocative Actions and Non-Transparent Military Convoys Movements in the Security Zone of the Republic of Moldova

Response to the Continuing Provocative Actions and Non-Transparent Military Convoys Movements in the Security Zone of the Republic of Moldova As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 12, 2020 Thank you, Madam Chair. The United States commends Moldova for raising a number of concerns at the Permanent Council ... Read More»

On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea

Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 12, 2020 Thank you, Madam Chairperson. As part of a broader program to destabilize its sovereign neighbor, Russia has fomented and financed a ... Read More»

Statement on the Mediterranean Partners for Cooperation

Statement on the Mediterranean Partners for Cooperation As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 12, 2020 Thank you, Madam Chairperson. The United States commends our Mediterranean as well as our Asian Partners for Cooperation for progress in mirroring the principles and commitments of participating States, thereby extending the concept ... Read More»

Response to the Address by the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia

Response to the Address by the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on the Conflict in Georgia As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 12, 2020 Thank you Madam Chair.   The United States warmly welcomes to the Permanent Council the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions: EU ... Read More»

On the Continuing Provocative Actions and Non-Transparent Military Convoy Movements in the Security Zone of the Republic of Moldova

On the Continuing Provocative Actions and Non-Transparent Military Convoy Movements in the Security Zone of the Republic of Moldova As delivered  by Deputy Chief of Mission Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 6, 2020 Thank you, Madam Chair.   We welcome the information presented by my esteemed colleague of Moldova, and we reserve the ... Read More»

Right of Reply to the Russian Federation on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Right of Reply to the Russian Federation on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists As delivered  by Deputy Chief of Mission Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 6, 2020   Thank you, Madam Chair.   In respect for my colleagues time on a beautiful Friday, I will be brief but ... Read More»

Statement of the informal OSCE Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists

Statement of the informal OSCE Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists delivered by H.E. Christine Fages, Permanent Representative of France to the OSCE to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 6, 2020 Madam Chair, I make this statement on behalf of the informal OSCE Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists, namely Austria, ... Read More»

On the Joint Statement of the Three Co-chairing Countries of the OSCE Minsk Group

On the Joint Statement of the Three Co-chairing Countries of the OSCE Minsk Group As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 5, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chair. In my national capacity, I would like to add that the United States welcomes the steps agreed under the auspices of the Minsk ... Read More»

On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea

On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 5, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  On October 29, the OSCE’s Observer Mission at the Gukovo and Donetsk checkpoints issued a spot report confirming another Russian convoy—the 97th!—crossing into Ukraine via the Donetsk Border Crossing Point.  The Mission observed a total of six ... Read More»

Right of Reply to the Report under the Moscow Mechanism in Relation to Belarus

Right of Reply to the Report under the Moscow Mechanism in Relation to Belarus  As delivered  by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 5, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I’ve listened closely to the discussions that have been held from some of the other countries and I think it’s ... Read More»

U.S. National Statement on the Report under The Moscow Mechanism in Relation To Belarus

U.S. National Statement on the Report under The Moscow Mechanism in Relation To Belarus As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 5, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  Mr. Chairman, the United States thanks OSCE Moscow Mechanism Rapporteur Professor Wolfgang Benedek for his compelling, thorough, and exceptionally well documented report.  ... Read More»

Joint Statement on the Report under The Moscow Mechanism in Relation to Belarus

Joint Statement on the Report under The Moscow Mechanism in Relation to Belarus Statement Delivered by H.E. René Rosager Dinesen, Ambassador of Denmark to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 5, 2020   Mr Chair, I am delivering this statement on behalf of the following delegations who, acting together, on 17 September invoked the Moscow Mechanism ... Read More»

On the report by Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities

On the report by Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna November 5, 2020 Thank you very much I appreciate your courtesy in particular with the challenges of the proceeding speakers. Mr. Chairman, I want again to repeat, the United States wants ... Read More»

Statement of Condolence to the Greek and Turkish Victims of the October 30 Earthquake

Statement of Condolence to the Greek and Turkish Victims of the October 30 Earthquake     I wish to express my sincere condolences to the people of Greece and Turkey for the losses suffered in Izmir, Chios, and Samos and the surrounding areas due to the earthquake in the Aegean on October 30, 2020.  We ... Read More»

Right of Reply on “Gross Violations of Human Rights in the USA” Raised by Russia

Right of Reply on “Gross Violations of Human Rights in the USA” Raised by Russia As delivered by Deputy Chief of Mission Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 29, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Since the distinguished representative from Russia has mentioned my country, I’d like to exercise my Right of Reply. As ... Read More»

Statement regarding the Conflict In and Around Nagorno-Karabakh

Statement regarding the Conflict In and Around Nagorno-Karabakh As delivered by Deputy Chief of Mission Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 29, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chair. We too would like to take this opportunity to express our condolences to the people of France and those who were affected by today’s tragic terrorist ... Read More»

On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea

Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine As delivered by Deputy Chief of Mission Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 29, 2020 Thank you, Madam Chair. As October draws to a close, we are encouraged by another month of lower levels of ... Read More»

Response to the Report by the Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre

Response to the Report by the Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre, Ambassador Tuula Yrjölä As delivered by Deputy Chief of Mission Courtney Austrian to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 29, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States welcomes Officer in Charge Ambassador Yrola’s report on the activities of the Conflict Prevention Center at ... Read More»

Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine

Ongoing Violations of International Law and Defiance of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation in Ukraine As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 22, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chairman.   Earlier this year, in this Permanent Council, we marked the 45th anniversary of the Helsinki ... Read More»

U.S. Statement on the Position of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs on the Nagorno-Karabakh Settlement

U.S. Statement on the Position of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs on the Nagorno-Karabakh Settlement As delivered by Deputy Political Counselor Lane Darnell Bahl to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 22, 2020 The United States fully supports the efforts of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to facilitate a ceasefire and to bring Armenia and Azerbaijan back to ... Read More»

Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Claus Neukirch

Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Claus Neukirch As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 22, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  We welcome Ambassador Neukirch to the Permanent Council and appreciate your report on the developments in Moldova and on ... Read More»

Statement on the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security”

Statement on the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325 on “Women, Peace and Security” As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 22, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  The United States welcomes the Albanian Chairmanship’s focus on Women, Peace and Security at the OSCE, and we thank Ambassador Verveer ... Read More»

Statement at the Human Dimension Webinar on Access to Information and Freedom of the Media

Statement at the Human Dimension Webinar on Access to Information and Freedom of the Media   The United States appreciates the opportunity to address the issues of access to information and freedom of the media at today’s webinar.  Freedom of information is essential for the implementation of Principle VII of the Helsinki Final Act, which recognizes ... Read More»

Closing Statement at the OSCE Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting

Closing Statement at the OSCE Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting As delivered by Bahram Rajaee, Political Officer Vienna October 20, 2020 Thank you, Madame Moderator. And thank you, once again, to the Chairmanship and Office of Economic and Environmental Activities for organizing this week’s Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting (EEDIM).  The discussions and ... Read More»

Opening Statement at the OSCE Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting

Opening Statement at the OSCE Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting As delivered by Bahram Rajaee, Political Officer Vienna October 19, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Good morning, delegates and distinguished guests. I would like to begin by thanking Ambassador Hasani and the Albanian OSCE Chairmanship, and the Office of the Coordinator for Economic and ... Read More»

Commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child

Commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child As delivered by Deputy Political Counselor Lane Darnell Bahl to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 15, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chair. On October 11, the United States, together with the international community, commemorated the International Day of the Girl.  Empowering and educating girls so they can thrive ... Read More»

Response to the Report by the OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Val Richey

Response to the Report by the OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Val Richey As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 15, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chairperson.    The United States welcomes OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings ... Read More»

Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Jan Braathu

Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Jan Braathu As delivered by Deputy Political Counselor Lane Darnell Bahl to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 15, 2020   Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States warmly welcomes you, Ambassador Braathu, for your final address at the Permanent Council in ... Read More»

Statement at the Human Dimension Webinar on Defending and Promoting Rule of Law Principles

Statement at the Human Dimension Webinar on Defending and Promoting Rule of Law Principles Thirty years ago, our heads of state and government gathered in Paris and voiced one of the most critical tenets of our relations: “We undertake to build, consolidate, and strengthen democracy as the only system of government of our nations.” The ... Read More»

Addressing Emerging Economic and Good Governance Challenges through Open Data and Digital Tools

Addressing Emerging Economic and Good Governance Challenges through Open Data and Digital Tools As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III October 9, 2020 Thank you, Iris, for your introduction. I’d also like to commend your management of such a significant project for the Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities.  Central ... Read More»

Right of Reply on Death Penalty

Right of Reply on Death Penalty As delivered by Political Counselor Elisabeth Rosenstock-Siller to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 8, 2020  Thank you, Mr. Chair.    In response to the statements issued by the European Union, the United States would like to exercise our Right of Reply. International law does not prohibit capital punishment, and each ... Read More»

Statement at the Human Dimension Webinar: Combating Racism and Discrimination against the Roma and Sinti rights

Statement at the Human Dimension Webinar: Combating Racism and Discrimination against the Roma and Sinti rights October 5, 2020 The United States appreciates the opportunity to address the issue of combating racism and discrimination against the Roma and Sinti at today’s webinar.  While we regret that we were unable to meet at the Human Dimension Implementation ... Read More»

On Developments in the Human Dimension in the OSCE Region

On Developments in the Human Dimension in the OSCE Region As delivered by Political Counselor Elisabeth Rosenstock-Siller to the Permanent Council, Vienna October 1, 2020 Mr. Chair, the United States deeply regrets that the ongoing CoViD-19 pandemic prevented us from convening in Warsaw for the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.  We look forward to doing ... Read More»

On Developments in Nagorno-Karabakh and Hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan

On Developments in Nagorno-Karabakh and Hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore III to the Special Permanent Council, Vienna September 29, 2020 The United States is deeply concerned by reports of large-scale military action along the Line of Contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh region that has resulted in a significant number ... Read More»

OSCE Gives Minority and Rural Youth Hope for a Future in Serbia 

Extra Budgetary Project success story: The “Legal Learning Project for Southwest Serbia," funded in part by the USOSCE is building the skills of more than 50 young professionals from Novi Pazar and its environs—with an emphasis on legal professionals—to better understand and operate within Serbia’s legal and public administration system. Read More»

Regarding Russian Occupation of Georgia, Ambassador Gilmore Acknowledges “Wake Up Call” for the “Most Serious Situation We’ve Seen in Years”

Regarding Russian Occupation of Georgia, Ambassador Gilmore Acknowledges “Wake Up Call” for the “Most Serious Situation We’ve Seen in Years” PRESS RELEASE | November 15, 2019 Vienna, November 14, 2019 – Responding to the reports by the co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on the situation in Georgia, Ambassador James Gilmore, head of the U.S. ... Read More»

Introductory Remarks for the Film Screening of “Love, Sonia” at HDIM 2019

Introductory Remarks for the Film Screening of “Love, Sonia” As prepared for delivery by Deputy Assistant Secretary Roger D. Carstens, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor during the 2019 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw Thursday, 19 September 2019 The United States is pleased to cosponsor this ODIHR event. Raising awareness of trafficking in ... Read More»

US Statements at the 2019 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

HDIM brings together hundreds of civil society representatives and government officials from North America, Europe, and Central Asia for talks to advance human rights and fundamental freedoms. These participants review how the 57 OSCE participating States are implementing the full range of their human rights commitments, including those on: fundamental freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly, ... Read More»

Closing Statement at the 27th OSCE EEF Concluding Meeting in Prague

Closing Statement at the 27th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum Concluding Meeting in Prague As delivered by Political Officer Dustin DeGrande September 13, 2019 Thank you, Mr. Chair, As we conclude this week of rich discussion that sets us on the road to the Ministerial Council in Slovakia in December, I would like to thank ... Read More»

Ambassador Gilmore and UK Ambassador Neil Bush discuss OSCE contribution to Euro-Atlantic security

Ambassador Gilmore and UK Ambassador Neil Bush discuss OSCE contribution to Euro-Atlantic security PRESS RELEASE | August 28, 2019 USOSCE Ambassador James Gilmore and Ambassador Neil Bush, Head of the United Kingdom’s delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), met on August 29 to confer on vital emerging foreign policy for ... Read More»

Ambassador Gilmore meets with Heads of Finnish and EU Delegations to the OSCE

“Principles enshrined in the Helsinki Final Act are as applicable in 2019 as they were on its signing in 1975,” agreed USOSCE Ambassador James Gilmore, EU Head of Delegation Ioannis Vrailas, and Finnish OSCE Permanent Representative Päivi Laivola de Rosière at a working lunch August 27 PRESS RELEASE | August 28, 2019 Ambassador Gilmore yesterday ... Read More»

“Free and Fair Elections are the Foundation of Every Healthy Democracy,” Ambassador Gilmore says at NASED Conference

“Free and Fair Elections are the Foundation of Every Healthy Democracy,” Ambassador Gilmore says at NASED Conference in Austin, Texas PRESS RELEASE | July 17, 2019 “Free and fair elections are the foundation of every healthy democracy, ensuring that government authority derives from the will of the people,” U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for ... Read More»

ASRC: Special Meeting of the Structured Dialogue

Annual Security Review Conference: Special Meeting of the Structured Dialogue As delivered by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Christopher Robinson, Vienna, June 26, 2019 I want to begin by recognizing you, Ambassador Boender, for your efforts to advance the Structured Dialogue (SD) this year. Since its launch in Hamburg in ... Read More»

ASRC: Stability and Security in light of Developments with Respect to Ukraine

Annual Security Review Conference: Special Session on Ensuring Security and Stability in the OSCE region in Light of Developments with Respect to Ukraine As delivered by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Christopher Robinson, Vienna, June 25, 2019 With the conflict in Ukraine now in its sixth year, we should collectively ... Read More»

Prosecution of Four Suspects in MH17 Case

Prosecution of Four Suspects in the MH17 Case As delivered by Acting Deputy Head of Mission Gregory Macris to the Permanent Council, Vienna June 20, 2019 As U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo stated yesterday: “The United States welcomes the announcement today regarding the indictment of four individuals for their role in the downing of ... Read More»

Introductory Remarks for the Film Screening of “Love, Sonia”

Introductory Remarks for the Film Screening of “Love, Sonia” As prepared for delivery by Janice Helwig, Representative of the Helsinki Commission to the U.S. Mission to the OSCE, at ODIHR’s film screening, Vienna May 27, 2019 The United States is pleased to co-sponsor this ODIHR event. Raising awareness of trafficking in persons is an important ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

JOINT STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS As delivered by Ambassador René Dinesen, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the OSCE, at the closing session of the 2018 OSCE Ministerial Council meeting, December 7, 2018, Milan, Italy I have the honor to make this statement on behalf of the following 45 participating States: Albania, Andorra, ... Read More»

Remarks at a Ukraine-Hosted Side Event on Russian Aggression in Crimea and the Sea of Azov

Remarks at the Ukraine-Hosted Side Event at the 2018 OSCE Ministerial Council On Russian Aggression in Crimea, the Kerch Strait, and the Sea of Azov As delivered by Assistant Secretary of State A. Wess Mitchell December 6, 2018 Thank you, Pavlo, for organizing this important event. The past four years of Russian aggression against Ukraine ... Read More»

USA at the 2018 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE September 7, 2018 U.S. Delegation to the 2018 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Ambassador Michael G. Kozak will lead the U.S. delegation to the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to be held ... Read More»