The 14th session of the OSCE Ministerial Council: Still addressing the visible tips of political icebergs

The 14th session of the OSCE Ministerial Council: Still addressing the visible tips of political... The 14 th session of the OSCE Ministerial Council: Still addressing the visible tips of political icebergs Victor-Yves Ghebali 1 Under the leadership of a proactive Belgian Chairmanship, the OSCE went through a particularly busy and rich year illustrated inter alia by the adoption of a Declaration on the strengthening of OSCE / UN relations, the admission of Montenegro as a participating State, the deployment of an environmental assessment Mission to fire-affected territories in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, and the convening of a donor conference for economic rehabilitation in the South Ossetian-Georgian region. Somewhat frantically, the year ended with the Ministerial Council and the Permanent Council holding, in parallel, at the same venue (Brussels), respectively their 14th session and 641st meeting. 2 The Ministers made a record number of 20 formal decisions as well as 6 other texts (in the form of a ‘Declaration’, ‘Statement or just ‘Document’), and also endorsed several decisions taken by the Permanent Council at its Brussels meeting. However, because of a lack of consensus on the twin issue of the Istanbul Military Commitments and the frozen conflicts in Moldova and Georgia, the Brussels Council was regrettably, as in previous years, rather unproductive at the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Helsinki Monitor (in 2008 continued as Security and Human Rights) Brill

The 14th session of the OSCE Ministerial Council: Still addressing the visible tips of political icebergs

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/the-14th-session-of-the-osce-ministerial-council-still-addressing-the-e7aDzcRl0m
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0925-0972
eISSN
1571-814X
D.O.I.
10.1163/157181407780862933
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The 14 th session of the OSCE Ministerial Council: Still addressing the visible tips of political icebergs Victor-Yves Ghebali 1 Under the leadership of a proactive Belgian Chairmanship, the OSCE went through a particularly busy and rich year illustrated inter alia by the adoption of a Declaration on the strengthening of OSCE / UN relations, the admission of Montenegro as a participating State, the deployment of an environmental assessment Mission to fire-affected territories in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, and the convening of a donor conference for economic rehabilitation in the South Ossetian-Georgian region. Somewhat frantically, the year ended with the Ministerial Council and the Permanent Council holding, in parallel, at the same venue (Brussels), respectively their 14th session and 641st meeting. 2 The Ministers made a record number of 20 formal decisions as well as 6 other texts (in the form of a ‘Declaration’, ‘Statement or just ‘Document’), and also endorsed several decisions taken by the Permanent Council at its Brussels meeting. However, because of a lack of consensus on the twin issue of the Istanbul Military Commitments and the frozen conflicts in Moldova and Georgia, the Brussels Council was regrettably, as in previous years, rather unproductive at the

Journal

Helsinki Monitor (in 2008 continued as Security and Human Rights)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 2007

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off