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27 Jan

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 09:30
Where: OSCE Region
Organizer:

27 January marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

03 Dec

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

When: Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 15:45
Where:
Organizer:

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.

18 Nov

Ending Hate Crime through Civil Society Coalition Building and Co-operation with Respective National Points of Contact on Hate Crime Event

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 17:00
Where: Vienna, Austria
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Part of ODIHR's efforts to support civil society as an effective partner, this event will bring together civil society groups to strengthen dialogue and co-operation with state authorities in order to promote mutual respect and understanding with the goal of ending hate crime, intolerance and discrimination in the OSCE region.

The objectives of the event are threefold: 

  • Sharing best practices and challenges in building coalitions in the OSCE region to work on ending hate crime, intolerance and discrimination; 
  • Mapping the key elements of a collaborate and inclusive civil society approach to ending hate crime, intolerance and discrimination, and 
  • Examining how to best establish channels of communication and co-operation between governmental officials and civil society on the issues of hate crimes, acts of intolerance and discrimination. 

This event will take place in parallel to the annual meeting with National Points of Contact (NPCs) on hate crime. 

16 Nov

International Day for Tolerance

When: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 09:00 to 17:00
Where: Worldwide
Organizer: United Nations

In 1996, the UN General Assembly invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public. ODIHR will also publish its hate crime data for 2014 on this day.
 

02 Nov

IHRA Plenary Meeting

When: Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:30
Where: Debrecen, Hungary
Organizer: International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

This will be the second IHRA Plenary in 2015. One of the reasons for choosing the city of Debrecen as the venue of the second plenary was to also involve the Jewish community in more rural cities.

21 Sep

Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2015

When: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, October 2, 2015 - 17:15
Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

The Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States is Europe's largest annual human rights and democracy conference. It is organized every year by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) as a platform for 57 OSCE participating States, Partners for Co-operation, OSCE structures, civil society, international organizations and other relevant actors to take stock of the implementation of the OSCE human dimension commitments, discuss associated challenges, share good practices and make recommendations for further improvement.

20 Aug

OSCE Field OperationsTraining-of-trainers Event

When: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, August 21, 2015 - 17:00
Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Training-of-trainers event organized for participants from OSCE Field Operations, the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 

22 Jul

TAHCLE Training-of-trainers event

When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, July 24, 2015 - 17:30
Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

This event will help prepare experienced police trainers from across the OSCE region the curriculum from ODIHR's Training Against Hate Crime for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) programme.

22 Jun

OSCE Personal Representatives visit to the Netherlands

When: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 09:15
Where: The Netherlands
Organizer: OSCE Chairmanship

Visit to France by the Chairperson-in-Office's Personal Representatives on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination.

15 Jun

Workshop: Promoting Equal Access to Education and Work for Muslim Women and Women of African Descent

When: Monday, June 15, 2015 - 09:30 to Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 17:30
Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

In spring 2014, ODIHR organized focus groups for Muslim women and women of African descent to share their experiences of discrimination and intolerance and to make recommendations on how these issues could be addressed by civil society organizations. In September, ODIHR conducted a training of trainers for the group aimed at recognizing hate crimes and discrimination and identifying strategies for their further engagement. The issue of discrimination was identified by participants as a central one, mainly in two areas: access to education and work.