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

17 Sep

Today, Jean Van Wetter (40) has been appointed as new director general of the Belgian development agency Enabel. He is taking over from Carl Michiels, who successfully led the agency for 14 years. The board of directors expresses its gratitude to Carl Michiels for his efforts and achievements. After a difficult start, he managed to put the agency on the right track and turn it into an internationally respected organization.

14 Sep

Deputy Prime Ministers Alexander De Croo and Didier Reynders have been following with great concern the developments in the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. Like the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and other European countries, they urge the Israeli authorities not to proceed with the demolition of this community, which would lead to the forced displacement of its inhabitants. Much of the infrastructure of this Palestinian community was financed by the EU and its Member States, including Belgium.

11 Sep

Joint communiqué on the occasion of the official visit to Angola of His Excellency Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium.

03 Sep

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo reaffirms Belgium’s support for the humanitarian response in the lake Chad Basin. In the margins of the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region in Berlin, the Minister notes that Belgium invests more than 9 million EUR in humanitarian aid this year for the region, where more than 11 million people need aid to survive.

31 Aug

Today, the Council of Ministers approved at first reading a draft law submitted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo that will thoroughly redesign the Belgian development policy. The new legal framework is closely aligned with the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. According to Minister Alexander De Croo, “this is the concluding step of a particularly far-reaching reform of the Belgian development agency over the last few years”.