Washington, DC - Ambassador Michael G. Kozak will lead the U.S. delegation to the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to be held in Warsaw, Poland, September 19-30. This annual meeting will bring together civil society and government representatives of the OSCE’s 57 participating states for talks to advance human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Members of the U.S. delegation to the 2016 HDIM include:
- Ambassador Michael G. Kozak, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Head of Delegation
- Tom P. Malinowski, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
- Ambassador Daniel B. Baer, U.S. Permanent Representative to the OSCE
- Ira N. Forman, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
- Robert G. Berschinski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
- Mark S. Milosch, Chief of Staff, U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- David T. Killion, Senior Senate Staff Representative, U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
The HDIM is a forum to review the implementation of human rights-related OSCE commitments across the OSCE region. The U.S. delegation will engage with government officials, human rights defenders, representatives of civil society organizations, and international experts from across Europe and Eurasia on a range of issues including: the ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine; large-scale refugee and migrant flows into and through the OSCE region; discrimination, intolerance, and hate crimes; and setbacks for civil society and democratic institutions.