21 November 2014
As challenges mount for displaced in eastern Ukraine, UN agency ramps up food voucher plan

As challenges mount for displaced in eastern Ukraine, UN agency ramps up food voucher plan

21 November 2014
21 November 2014 – Key steps have been taken recently to deliver food vouchers to some 10,000 internally displaced people in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported today, while underscoring that ensuring access to food in the country’s crisis-gripped eastern region remains a “priority concern.”
04 November 2014

UN refugee agency launches campaign to eliminate statelessness within 10 years

04 November 2014
4 November 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency today launched a global campaign aimed at ending within a decade the problem of statelessness – a legal limbo for the more than 10 million people worldwide who lack a nationality and the human rights protections that go with it.

Stability, security and respect for human rights are shared UN and OSCE values, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tells OSCE Permanent Council

04 November 2014
VIENNA, 4 November 2014 – The OSCE plays a pivotal role in easing divisions, healing wounds and managing change, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, told the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna today, and emphasized the close UN-OSCE partnership in enhancing conflict prevention and resolution.
29 October 2014

UN study finds ‘substantial’ skills mismatch for European workers

29 October 2014
UN study calls on governments and the social partners to put in place efficient job placement services and training opportunities, and to strengthen linkages between education and training systems and the world of work.
27 October 2014

In Crimea serious human rights violations and attacks on minorities and journalists require urgent action

27 October 2014
Strasbourg, 27/10/2014 - “All cases of serious human rights violations that have occurred in Crimea since February 2014, including the recent cases of abductions, must be effectively investigated and those responsible held accountable.
07 October 2014

Communiqué on Freedom of the Media on the impact of laws countering extremism on freedom of expression and freedom of the media

07 October 2014
VIENNA 7 October 2014. OSCE participating States are responding to threats from extremists by creating laws that include provisions which might seriously limit free expression and free media online and offline.
01 October 2014
PACE debates the crisis in Ukraine

PACE debates the crisis in Ukraine

01 October 2014
There needs to be a permanent and durable ceasefire in Ukraine, together with the unconditional and complete withdrawal of foreign troops from the country, said Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC) opening today’s current affairs debate on the crisis in Ukraine.
30 September 2014

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media addresses writers from around the world at 80th PEN Congress

30 September 2014
In a keynote speech opening the 80th PEN International Congress in Bishkek, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, emphasized free media and free expression as vital instruments for a secure and peaceful world.