Kazakhstan's Scorecard - Did Kazakhstan's Chairmanship Strengthen or Weaken the OSCE?

Kansanedustaja Krista Kiuru Kansanedustaja Krista Kiuru
Timo Kantola, Olof Kleberg Timo Kantola, Olof Kleberg
Kimmo Kiljunen Kimmo Kiljunen
Olof Kleberg Olof Kleberg
Sinikukka Saari Sinikukka Saari

Ti 10.5.2011 klo 9:30-11:30
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, 2nd Floor, Helsinki

Kazakhstan was the first Asian, post-Soviet and non-democratic country to serve as chairman of the
OSCE. This seminar evaluates the achievements and failures of the Kazakh chairmanship in 2010. On the one hand, Kazakhstan managed to organise an OSCE summit for the first time in 11 years. One the other hand, participation of NGOs in summit-related events was restricted, and local human rights activists continued to be harassed. Did Kazakhstanís chairmanship strengthen the OSCE or make it weaker as an organization?

The seminar is organised together with the Finnish Committee for European Security (STETE)

Opening remarks: STETE


Dr. Kimmo Kiljunen, Special Representative of the chairman of OSCE PA for Central Asia
Mr Timo Kantola, Finlandís Permanent Representative to the OSCE, Vienna
Mr Olof Kleberg, journalist and representative of the OSSE Nštverket, Stockholm
Chair: Dr. Sinikukka Saari, researcher, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Annina Aalto, tel. +358 9 4327710, annina.aaltofiia.fi or
STETE, tel. +358 9 260 0131, stetestete.org