Switzerland assumes chairmanship of OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation
16.01.2019 Press release
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Following the first round of negotiations in January 2014 in Vienna, the second Model OSCE simulation takes place in Belgrade. The Swiss OSCE Chairmanship organises the event in close cooperation with the Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
At the OSCE Annual Security Review Conference, the Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE and President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr Didier Burkhalter, will advocate joint efforts to strengthen cooperative security.
The Swiss Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is organising an international conference on human rights defenders in conjunction with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and with the support of the Serbian Chairmanship 2015.
Officials and experts from 57 OSCE participating States are meeting to exchange experiences on effective ways to manage risks posed by environmental disasters, and to look at how they are applied in practice.
Location: Montreux and Valais
Following the first two regional civil society workshops in Belgrade and Vienna, the third of four regional workshops within the framework of the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship is taking place in Dushanbe (Tajikistan).
Following an invitation by the EU, Didier Burkhalter is participating in the EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss possible steps to de-escalate the violence in Ukraine.
The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, is travelling to Russia in his capacity as Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE.
An international conference on the fight against terrorism is holdat the initiative of the Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE. The Conference brings together the national counterterrorism coordinators of the OSCE participating States, as well as representatives from civil society and academia.
The first official visit as OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to the priority region of the Western Balkans by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, takes place in April. The visit takes him to Serbia, Albania and Kosovo, where he meets with political decision-makers and discussed the engagement of the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship.
Location: Western Balkans
A conference on the prevention of torture organised by the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship is taking place in Vienna.
Following the success of the first regional civil society conference in Belgrade at the end of February, the second of four workshops within the framework of the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship is taking place in Vienna from 7-9 April 2014.
Didier Burkhalter, President of the Swiss Confederation and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), welcomes the decision taken by the Permanent Council of the OSCE to second an observer mission to Ukraine.
Last update 26.01.2022