The Slovenia Times

Slovenia wraps up chairmanship of OSCE Forum


Slovenia's activities, which received praise from participating countries, were presented at the forum's last session under the country's leadership by the permanent representative to international organisations in Vienna Ambassador Andrej Benedejčič.

The role of women and security processes, which was integrated in all of Slovenia's activities, was highlighted as a major element of the chairmanship.

On average, 42% of panel guests were female and one of the sessions focused on the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution on women, peace and security.

Other areas addressed included small arms and light weapons control, stability in the Western Balkans, nuclear security in the face of member states having the bulk of the world's nuclear reactors, as well as land mines.

Another major debate focused on developments in Ukraine, while two joint sessions of the Forum and the Permanent Council were organised in cooperation with Italy on security in the Mediterranean.

At the end of today's session Benedejčič handed over the chairmanship to Sweden's permanent representative with the OSCE, Ambassador Ulrika Funered.


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