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September 2011 Statements

09/15/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Secretary General’s Report on the Implementation of the 2004 OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality (PDF – 155KB) Response to Recent Events in Northern Kosovo (PDF – 100KB) Statement on the Release of the July to December 2010 International Religious Freedom Report (PDF – 177KB) Exhibition of “Headlines of History: Remembrance and Resilience” Opens at the Hofburg (PDF – 217KB) 09/08/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Report by BGen. Costanzo Periotto, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Article IV of Annex 1B of the Dayton Peace Accords (PDF – 99KB) Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania Ambassador Eugen Wollfarth (PDF – 102KB) Response to Statement on the Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks (PDF – 55KB) 09/07/2011 – Joint Meeting of the Forum for Security Cooperation and Permanent Council Response to Mr. Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (PDF – 116KB) 09/01/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Head of OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Amb. Werner Almhofer (PDF – 80KB) Response to Belarus Regarding U.S. Sanctions (PDF – 70KB) <a ...
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July 2011 Statements

07/28/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Tragic Events in Norway (PDF – 53KB) Statement on the Agenda of the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (PDF – 68KB) Statement on Violence in Kosovo (PDF – 84KB) Statement on Commemoration of Roma Genocide (PDF – 58KB) 07/22/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Office in Skopje Ambassador Ralf Breth (PDF – 104KB) Response to the Address by the Co-Chairmen of the Geneva Discussions (PDF – 129KB) Statement of Condolences to Turkey on Recent Terrorist Attacks (PDF – 99KB ) Statement on Freedom of the Media in Tajikistan (PDF – 97KB) Statement on the Capture of Goran Hadžić (PDF  -148KB) Statement on Decriminalization of Defamation in Kyrgyzstan (PDF – 90KB) Response to Belarus and Russia on accusations of double standards in media freedom within the OSCE (PDF – 91KB) 07/14/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Ambassador Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PDF – 59KB) Response to Ambassador Sergey Kapinos, Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan (PDF – 59KB) 07/13/2011 – Joint Session of the FSC and Permanent Council Statement on U.N. Security Council Resolution 1540 (PDF – 71KB) 07/07/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Freedom of Assembly in Belarus (PDF – 70KB) Response to the Financial Report and Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 December 2010 and the Report of the External Auditor, Mr. Nevidomiy (PDF – 52KB) Response to the Annual Report by the Audit Committee (PDF – 56KB) 07/04/2011 – Special Permanent Council Response to H. E. Vuk Jeremic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia in his capacity as Chair of the South-East European Cooperation Process, the Central European Initiative, and the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (PDF – 67KB) Welcome to the New OSCE Secretary General, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier (PDF – 76KB) 07/01/2011 – Special Joint Session of the Permanent Council and Forum for Security Cooperation ...
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June 2011 Statements

06/23/2011 – Special Permanent Council Concerns Regarding Follow-up to Permanent Council Discussions in the Human Dimension Committee (PDF – 54KB) Farewell Message to Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut (PDF – 56KB) Response to the Statement on the Closure of Human Rights Watch Office in Uzbekistan (PDF – 54KB) Response to the Annual Report on the Implementation of the OSCE Recruitment Policies presented by the Secretary General (PDF – 56KB) Response to the Statement on the Passage of the Parental Responsibility Law in Tajikistan (PDF – 55KB) Response to the Statement on the Death Penalty in the United States (PDF – 58KB) Response to the Report by Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović (PDF – 76KB) 06/22/2011 – Special Permanent Council Response to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Eamon Gilmore (PDF – 105KB) 06/16/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Report by Professor Emmanuel Decaux (PDF – 99KB) Response to the Report by the Project Coordinator in Ukraine Ambassador L’ubomir Kopaj (PDF – 154KB) Response to the Address by OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities, Ambassador Knut Vollbaek (PDF – 100KB) Statement on the Human Rights Situation in the United States (PDF – 95KB) 06/10/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Address by Mr. Jan Lundin, Director General, Council of Baltic Sea States (PDF – 47KB) Statement on the General Amnesty in Armenia (PDF – 40KB) Statement on the 16th Round of the Geneva Discussions (PDF – 40KB) Response to the European Union’s Statement on the Death Penalty in the United States (PDF – 40KB) 06/09/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Gombojav Zandanshatar, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia (PDF – 40KB) Statement in Response to H. E. Roza Otunbayeva, President of Kyrgyzstan (PDF – 44KB) 06/02/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Arrest of Ratko Mladic (PDF – 40KB) Response to Russian Statement on Arrest of Russia Today Host (PDF – 140KB) Response to Belarus Statement on SALW and Human Security (PDF – 140KB) Response to Ambassador Alexandre Keltchewsky, Head of OSCE Center in Astana (PDF – 46KB) Response to Head of the OSCE Office in Baku Ambassador Bilge Cankorel (PDF – 41KB) Response to European Union’s Statement on the Death Penalty in the United States (PDF – 40KB) Statement on Recent Protests in Georgia (PDF – 40KB) Statement on Concern about Freedom of Assembly in Russia (PDF – 40KB) Statement on the Continuing Situation in Belarus (PDF – 41KB)
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May 2011 Statements

05/26/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Secretary General on the 2012 Program Outline (PDF – 41KB) Statement on Public Discourse Related to European Muslims and Romani Communities (PDF – 39KB) Internet Freedom within the OSCE Region (PDF – 44KB) Statement on Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev Case in Russia (PDF – 39KB) Response to Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere (PDF – 45KB) Response to the Russian Federation’s Concern about Rule of Law in Sweden and the United States (PDF – 40KB) 05/19/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan (PDF – 40KB) Statement on Freedom of the Media in Belarus (PDF – 40KB) Statement on May 18 Incident in the South Ossetia Region of Georgia (PDF – 114KB) Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (PDF – 43KB) 05/12/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Amb. Ivar Vikki, Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan (PDF – 67KB) Statement on Freedom of Assembly in Armenia (PDF – 78KB) 05/05/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Address by the Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, H. E. Ambassador Gary Robbins (PDF – 46KB) Response to the Address by the Executive Director of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, H. E. Ambassador Çinar Aldemir (PDF – 40KB) CICA Executive Director’s Address to the OSCE Permanent Council (PDF – 51KB) Statement on the Passing Away of the First High Commissioner on National Minorities, Max van der Stoel (PDF – 41KB) Response to Address by OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, H. E. Ambassador Istvan Venczel (PDF – 45KB)
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April 2011 Statements

04/14/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, H. E. Ambassador Hido Biščević (PDF – 75KB) Response to Address by the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, Ambassador Philip Remler (PDF – 41KB) Statement Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Space Flight (PDF – 39KB) 04/13/2011 – Special Permanent Council Response to the Metro Bombing in Belarus (PDF – 52KB) Response to the Statement by the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė (PDF – 52KB) Statement by the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė (MP3) Statement by the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Power Point Visuals (PDF – 64KB) 04/07/2011 – Permanent Council  Statement on International Roma Day (PDF – 54KB) Statement on Freedom of Assembly in Azerbaijan (PDF – 48KB) Statement on Elections in Kazakhstan (PDF – 77KB) Response to Statement on Koran Burning in the United States of America (PDF – 77KB) Statement by Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the OSCE, Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, on the burning of Quran (PDF – 70KB) Statement on Article 31 Protests in Russia (PDF – 78KB) Response to the OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator on Trafficking in Human Beings Maria Grazia Giammarinaro (PDF – 60KB) Speech of Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (PDF – 74KB)
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