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

14 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo are preoccupied by the on-going fighting in Yemen, particularly in the port of Hodeïda. The city is indeed of strategic importance because it is the entry point for more than three quarters of imports and international humanitarian aid into the country. Yemen undergoes an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, currently the worst in the world.

12 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders opens today the annual plenary session of the Kimberley Process at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The Kimberley Process is the global platform in the fight against the trade in conflict diamonds.

09 Nov

Since the end of September, our fellow countryman Michel Arrion is the new head of the International Cacao Organization (ICCO) located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Belgium is a world leader when it comes to chocolate, with more than 400 companies and a yearly production of 650.000 tons.

09 Nov

On November 7th, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo had a long exchange with Dr. Riyad al-Malki, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestinian Authority. The meeting allowed the ministers to address a whole series of bilateral questions, including development cooperation. Also the Middle East Peace Process and the Belgian priorities at the United Nations Security Council were discussed.

02 Nov

Today is the International Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders reiterates the importance of freedom of expression and media freedom to promote and protect human rights. Allowing journalists to work freely and independently, is a fundamental cornerstone for a well-functioning and open democracy. Apart from informing the public, they also have a supervisory role to hold those in power accountable and address wrongdoings.