Permanent Representation of Belgium to the OSCE

Welcome to the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna

 

 

Vienna

Our Permanent Representation has moved to a new location in Vienna: Schönburgstraße 10, AT- 1040 VIENNA

Dear visitor,

The Permanent Representation of Belgium to the Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna is happy to welcome you on its website.

Please find hereby an overview of what you can find:

  • The section Belgium will provide you with general information on Belgium, its diplomatic network, international organisations and foreign embassies in Belgium. 
     
  • The section Themes consists of the three dimensions of the OSCE: the Politico-military dimension, the Economic and environmental dimension and the human dimension. For each one of them, you will find a brief description of the activities of the OSCE. 
     
  • In the section Who is Who, we give you a brief presentation of our team. 
     
  • In the section News you can find:
    • Updates on the activities of the OSCE
    • Official declarations and press statements of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
    • Relevant positions of the European Union on international questions, especially concerning the OSCE.

I hope this website will help you in your search and that the provided links will also prove to be useful.

Should you have concrete questions, please feel free to contact us.

More information on our Embassy and Permanent Representation to other International Organisations in Vienna can be found on this page

Paul Huynen,
Ambassador,
Permanent Representative

 

News

04 Dec

A conference dedicated to the “Harmel Report” is taking place tomorrow at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs organizes the conference in collaboration with the Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute) at the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the report which was adopted in 1967. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders will open the conference, followed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Minister of State Etienne Davignon, who was Pierre Harmel’s Head of Cabinet at the time.

01 Dec

The Ottawa Convention on the prohibition of anti-personnel mines celebrates its 20th anniversary. Its signing started indeed on the 3rd and 4th of December 1997 in Ottawa, Canada. Belgium was a pioneer in the fight against mines. Our country was the very first country worldwide to adopt a national legislation banning these weapons in 1995. The Brussels Declaration of June 1997 was a catalyst in the process of the adoption and signature of the Ottawa Convention.

28 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders had a working lunch at the Belgian residence in Abidjan with Leonard She Okitundu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who since Monday is taking part in the preparatory meetings for the summit between the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) in Ivory Coast.

28 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo visits today, together with Prime Minister Charles Michel, a revalidation center in Bamako (Mali). This visit gives them a first-hand view on how the innovative humanitarian approach of our country works in the field. Handicap International presents in Bamako the development of 3D-printed limbs. The ICRC presents its plan to build a new physical revalidation center in Mali with the very first Humanitarian Impact Bond developed in partnership with Belgium.

24 Nov

The 13th ASEM Foreign Minister meeting took place on 20-21 November in the capital of Myanmar. This meeting allowed good discussions between European and Asian Countries on the crisis in Northern Rakhine.