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December 2011 Statements

12/22/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Belarus: “One Year Later” (PDF – 107KB) Statement on Killing of Russian Journalist Khadzimurad Kamalov in Dagestan, Russia (PDF – 79KB) Response to the Kazakhstan Permanent Representative Amb. Abdrakhmanov on Events in Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan (PDF – 77KB) Statement on the Decision of the Kyrgyz Supreme Court to Uphold the Conviction of Azimjon Askarov and Others (PDF – 79KB ) Statement on the 2012 Scales of Contribution (PDF – 66KB) Statement on the 2012 Unified Budget (PDF – 67KB) 12/15/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the Presentation by the Special Representative and Coordinator on Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro (PDF – 81KB) Statement on ECHR Ruling in the Case of V.C. vs. Slovakia (PDF – 76KB) Statement on Geneva Discussions on Georgia (PDF – 74KB) Statement on Freedom of Movement in Kosovo (PDF – 75KB) Joint Statement on the Situation in Belarus (PDF – 73KB) 12/13/2011 – Joint Meeting of the FSC and the Permanent Council Statement for 50th Joint Meeting of the Forum for Security Cooperation and the Permanent Council on Peacekeeping Operations (PDF – 148KB) 12/01/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Situation in Northern Kosovo (PDF – 82KB) Response to the EU statement on Oregon’s de facto moratorium on the death penalty (PDF – 102KB) Statement on LGBT Legislation in the Russian Federation (PDF – 65KB) Response to the Presentation by the Head of the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine, Mr. Udo Burkholder (PDF – 73KB) Response to the Report by the Chairperson-in-Office’s Special Representative on Gender Issues Wendy Patten (PDF – 106KB)
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November 2011 Statements

11/24/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Conviction of Belarusian Human Rights Activist Ales Byalyatski (PDF – 65KB) Response to Address by Ms. Antonella Mularoni, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of San Marino (PDF – 147KB) Statement Welcoming New Russia Legislation Decriminalizing Defamation and Insult and Protecting Journalists (PDF – 133KB) 11/18/2011 – Reinforced Permanent Council Looking to Vilnius (PDF – 89KB) 11/17/2011 – Permanent Council Response to the High Commissioner on National Minorities, Amb. Knut Vollebaek  (PDF – 76KB) Statement on “Presidential Elections” in South Ossetia  (PDF – 97KB) Statement on the Judicial System and Legal Amendments in Belarus  (PDF – 80KB) Response to EU on Journalists’ Arrests at “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations  (PDF – 97KB) Statement of Condolences to Kazakhstan  (PDF – 73KB) 11/10/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Balkans Refugee and IDP Program (PDF – 136KB) Statement on Politically-Motivated Prosecution in Belarus (PDF – 80KB) Response to the Chairmanship-in-Office’s Three Personal Representatives for Tolerance (PDF – 108KB) Response to the EU Statement on the Use of the Death Penalty in the USA (PDF – 78KB) 11/03/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on Presidential Elections in Kyrgyzstan (PDF – 67KB) Response to the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, H.E. Petros Efthymiou (PDF – 75KB)
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October 2011 Statements

10/27/2011 – Permanent Council Response to Statement by Belarus Regarding Peaceful Assembly in the United States and the EU (PDF – 64KB) Statement on the Earthquake in Turkey (PDF – 62KB) Response to the Report by the OSCE Coordinator for Economic and Environmental Affairs, Mr. Goran Svilanović (PDF – 100KB) Response to the Report by Ambassador Janez Lenarčič, Director of ODIHR on the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (PDF – 102KB) Statement on Developments in the Mediterranean Region (PDF – 76KB) 10/20/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on the Passage of Draconian Legal Amendments in Belarus (PDF – 41KB) Response to the Report by the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova Ambassador Philip Remler (PDF – 55KB) Statement on the Prosecution of Journalists in Tajikistan (PDF – 46KB) Statement on Attack on Turkish Soldiers (PDF – 37KB) Response to Belarus on demonstrations in the US (PDF – 38KB) 10/14/2011 – Special Session of the Permanent Council Response to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania (PDF – 44KB) Address by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania (PDF – 107KB) 10/13/2011 – Permanent Council Statement on the Convictions of April 2 Protesters in Azerbaijan (PDF – 75KB) Statement on New Religion Law in Kazakhstan (PDF – 69KB) Statement on the Invitation by the Russian Federation for International Observers for the Duma Elections (PDF – 73KB) Statement on the Sentencing of Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Ukraine (PDF – 73KB) Statement on the Geneva Discussions on Georgia (PDF – 72KB) Response to the Presentation of the 2012 UBP by the Secretary General (PDF – 79KB) Response to the EU Statement on the Use of the Death Penalty in the United States (PDF – 73KB) Response to the Report by the Representative to the Latvian-Russian Joint Commission on Military Pensioners (PDF – 72KB) 10/10/2011 – OSCE Mediterranean Conference, Budva, Montengro Statement on Behalf of the OSCE PA Special Representatives on Mediterranean Affairs, U.S. Representative Alcee L. Hastings (PDF – 85KB)
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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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