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

 

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

23 May

Business & Human Rights Peer Learning Meeting: speech by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Minister of Defence Didier Reynders (Brussels, 23 May 2019).

17 May

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). On that day in 1990, the World Health Organization decided to remove homosexuality from the internationally used list of diseases. This year IDAHOT focuses on Justice and protection for all.

15 May

An international campaign for women's and girls' rights, a partnership with the private sector on sustainable chocolate, hackathons in the South and innovation in humanitarian aid. These are a few highlights of the 2018 annual report of the Belgian Development Cooperation published today. 

10 May

Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Minister of Defence, mandated Ambassador Renier Nijskens, Special Envoy for the Great Lake region, and Major General Philippe Boucké, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Defence, to undertake a mission to Kinshasa from the 12th to the 15th of May 2019.

30 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Didier Reynders is pleased with the Opinion of the European Court of Justice on the compatibility of the Investment Court System (ICS) with the European Treaties. ICS is the reformed system of dispute settlement between states and investors. It is part of the EU-Canada Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). With its Opinion, the Court dismisses the remaining legal concerns.