Representatives of governments and civil society from OSCE participating States met in Warsaw, Poland, from September 22 to October 3, 2014 for the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM). The meeting was organized by the OSCE office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) under the leadership of its newly-appointed Director Michael Link.
This year’s annual OSCE human dimension implementation meeting drew 1,225 participants from 53 countries, including 700 NGOs. There were an unprecedented 82 side events on specific countries or issues. The session on tolerance and nondiscrimination was the most oversubscribed of the three-hour sessions with 85 people vying for the speaker’s list.
Other specific topics for HDIM sessions included violence against women, rights of migrants and right of national minorities.
In this issue:
- About the U.S. HDIM Delegation
- Russia Takes Propaganda Campaign to Warsaw
- OSCE Ambassadors Visit Auschwitz
- Civil Society Speaks Up