Press registration open for OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Annual Session in Berlin

Wednesday, June 6 2018

Press registration open for OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Annual Session in Berlin COPENHAGEN/BERLIN 6 June 2018 Multimedia
COPENHAGEN/BERLIN, 6 June 2018 – Registration is open for journalists interested in covering the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s 27th Annual Session, taking place 7-11 July at the Reichstag Building in Berlin.
Held under the theme “Implementing OSCE Commitments: The Role of Parliaments,” the Session will bring together some 300 parliamentarians from North America, Europe and Asia to debate and adopt resolutions on today’s most pressing challenges in the areas of security, human rights, economics and the environment.
Featuring high-level speeches and debates, the event will culminate in the adoption of the Berlin Declaration on 11 July. This document will contain recommendations to national governments, parliaments and the international community, providing policy input to the OSCE’s Ministerial Council later this year.
In addition to speeches by OSCE PA President George Tsereteli (MP, Georgia) and the Italian OSCE Chairmanship, keynote speeches are also expected by Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the German Bundestag, and Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the OSCE.
High on the agenda will be issues such as counter-terrorism, climate change, migration, and access to education. Debates are expected in particular on the crisis in and around Ukraine, rising populism in Europe, protracted conflicts, the environmental impacts of war, and rebuilding trust in the OSCE area.
The Session is open to the media. Accreditation procedures for representatives of the media are explained here . Journalists are requested to register for the event by 27 June . For schedules, resolutions, live streaming during the event, press releases and other information, click here . Follow on Twitter: @oscepa #OSCEPABerlin2018.