Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
About the Delegation
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) was established following a decision of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) at a Ministerial Council in Berlin in 1991. The first formal session of the Parliamentary Assembly was held in Budapest in July 1992. Currently the OSCE PA is made up of 323 members from 56 parliaments, including the Maltese Parliament.
The aim of the OSCE PA is to facilitate inter-parliamentary dialogue which is an important aspect of the overall effort to meet the challenges of democracy throughout the OSCE area. It offers a forum for political negotiations and decision-making in the fields of early-warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, and puts the political will of its participating states into practice through the unique network of OSCE field missions.
Motion No. 28 approved by the House on 29 April 2013 and Motion 131 approved by the House on 7 May 2014, established the delegation of the Maltese Parliament to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
For more information about the PA OSCE go to http://www.oscepa.org/