MINELRES: UNITED: Fwd: Overview of OSCE/ODIHR events 2007

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UNITED E-NEWS 30/03/07 - Overview of OSCE/ODIHR Conferences and Meetings
in 2007

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Overview of OSCE/ODIHR Conferences and Meetings in 2007

In 2007 the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the
OSCE will organize a series of human dimension meetings and conferences
jointly with the current Spanish Chairmanship of the OSCE. The value of
civil society has rightly been recognized on a large number of occasions
by the OSCE, and systematic work with civil society is key to the
ODIHRšs activities. Please find below an overview of the upcoming events
for the year.

Supplementary Human Dimension Meetings and Seminars 2007
- "Effective Participation and Representation in Democratic Societies",
16-18 May, Warsaw
- "Promotion and Protection of Human Rights", 12-13 July, Vienna
- "Combating Sexual exploitation of Children", 18-19 October, Vienna

Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM)
This annual meeting will take place in Warsaw from 24 September to 5
October and the review of the implementation of OSCE human dimension
commitments will again be the focus of debate.

In addition, the HDIM shall feature three one-day discussions of
specially selected topics:
- "Gender Aspects of Security"
- "Roma and Sinti ­ Action Plan ­ Participation in Political life:
Overcoming Discrimination"
- "Combating Intolerance and Discrimination and Promoting Mutual Respect
and Understanding ­ Implementation of Commitments"

For more background information on the HDIM:
In English:
In Russian:

OSCE High-level Conference on Combating Discrimination, Promoting Mutual
Respect and Understanding, follow-up to the Cordoba Conference on
Anti-Semitism and other forms of Intolerance
Bucharest 6-8 June 2007

This year a special conference devoted to tolerance and
non-discrimination issues will take place in Bucharest on 7-8 June. It
will be preceded by a civil society preparatory meeting, which will take
place on 6 June, providing civil society representatives with the
opportunity to exchange views and prepare recommendations for the
participating States of the OSCE.

Information on the conference will be soon available on-line

For each meeting, information is available on the OSCE website in due
Please note that for each meeting a registration deadline is set.

If you would like to be updated regularly on these and other meetings,
and more generally on OSCE/ODIHR activities you are encouraged to
subscribe to the ODIHR e-mail newsletter by sending an email to the
address below:


* Background information on the OSCE/ODIHR

* OSCE/ODIHR Factsheet
In English:
In Russian:
Other languages: http://www.osce.org/odihr/item_11_13555.html

* ODIHR Tolerance and non Discrimination Information System/TANDIS

* For more information, contact:
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Al. Ujazdowskie 19
00-557 Warsaw
Tel.: +48 22 520 0600
Fax: +48 22 520 0605

E-mail: office@odihr.pl

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