1067th meeting – 7 October 2009

Item 2.3

Co-operation between the Council of Europe and the OSCE –
10th meeting of the Co-ordination Group between the Council of Europe and the OSCE
(Strasbourg, 11 September 2009) – Follow-up
(CM/Inf(2009)43, CE/OSCE(2009)2 and CM/Del/Dec(2009)1066/2.3)


The Deputies

1. took note of the report of the Chair of the Ministers’ Deputies on the results of the meeting, as it appears in document CM/Inf(2009)43;

2. invited their Rapporteur Group on External Relations (GR-EXT) to have substantive discussions on the agendas of the Co-ordination Group’s meetings well in advance;

3. stressed the importance of an effective working relationship and better co-operation between the two organisations in the area of the fight against trafficking in human beings, avoiding unnecessary duplication and achieving greater synergy, and asked the Co-ordination Group to consider the matter and report back;

4. took note that the Co-ordination Group will meet in Strasbourg in Spring 2010 to examine co-operation in the areas of the promotion of tolerance and non-discrimination and the protection of the rights of persons belonging to national minorities.


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