Press Availability by Ambassador Baer at the 2016 OSCE Ministerial Council

The top issue on the Ministerial this year was, as it has been for the last three years, the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s role in violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. In fact, my delegation was listening carefully to the statements of all of the Heads of Delegation of the 57 OSCE …

Read More»

The OSCE Ministerial Council

On December 8 & 9, foreign ministers from across the OSCE region will meet in Hamburg, Germany, for what’s known as the OSCE Ministerial Council. The OSCE Ministerial Council meeting is the highlight of the OSCE’s calendar year, and is often described as the OSCE’s ‘central decision-making and governing body’. But what actually takes place …

Read More»

Ukrainian Activist Oleksandra Matviychuk Receives Democracy Defender Award

On February 24, 2016 the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe joined 15 other delegations to the OSCE to recognize Oleksandra Matviychuk with a Democracy Defender Award. Matviychuk is a Ukrainian civil society leader who has been an active campaigner for democratic reforms in her country. Zhanna Nemtsova, the eldest …

Read More»
Show More ∨