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The Norwegian delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) serves as the main link between the organisation and Norwegian authorities. Located on the same premises as the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vienna, the delegation works closely with the various OSCEs institutions centred in the Austrian capital.

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Photo: The Permanent Delegation of Norway to the OSCE.

Permanent Representative of Norway to the OSCE Ambassador Steffen Kongstad held the following presentation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s General Committee on Political Affairs and Security, during the OSCE PA’s 16th Winter Meeting in Vienna 24 February 2017.

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Photo: The Permanent Delegation of Norway to the OSCE.

Ambassador Kongstad will chair the Security Committee in 2017, at the request of the Austrian OSCE-Chairmanship. In the first meeting of the Committee under his chairmanship, Kongstad underlined that Norway will focus especially on radicalisation and violent extremism, gender, as well as security sector governance and reform.

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Photo: The Permanent Delegation of Norway to the OSCE.

Major General Kristin Lund visited Vienna this week to discuss issues related to Women, Peace and Security in the OSCE and participate in the Blue Helmet Forum Austria 2016 on Women in Peace Operations.

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Photo: OSCE.

Mr. Zannier congratulated Ambassador Kongstad on his recent assuming of the post of Ambassador of the Permanent Delegation of Norway to the OSCE and wished him a lot of success in his future work.

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Norges delegasjon til OSSE tilbyr to praktikantplasser i høstsemesteret 2017. Søkere må være norske statsborgere og registrert ved et godkjent lærested under praktikantoppholdet. Søkere kan ikke ha vært praktikant ved en annen norsk utenriksstasjon tidligere.

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Ved den norske OSSE-delegasjonen i Wien er det ledig et midlertidig engasjement som lokalt ansatt saksbehandler for å styrke delegasjonen i forbindelse med Norges formannskap i OSSEs  sikkerhetskomite i 2017.  Sikkerhetskomiteens arbeidsfelt er den ikke-militære delen av OSSEs første sikkerhetsdimensjon, den politisk-militære dimensjonen. Dette omfatter hovedsakelig samarbeid mot transna

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Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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