Statement on the Adoption of the Decision on Amendments to Staffing Regulations

As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer
to the Permanent Council, Vienna
October 10, 2013

The United States support the Permanent Council’s adoption of the Decision on Amendments to the OSCE Staff Regulations.

We thank the Secretariat for their hard work over the past few months to work through some very important staffing issues and concerns from all delegates, and we commend the consensus reached by participating States on the amendments to staffing regulations and rules, critical to the success of the recruitment and retention of qualified staff to achieve the mandate of the OSCE.

Thank you, Madam Chairperson.