Austria will give 2 million euros in humanitarian aid from its Foreign Disaster Fund
There have been reports about Islamist motivated kidnappings of homosexuals
Thousands of people were killed or wounded in mine explosions last year alone, illustrating the urgent need for a mine-free world. Today’s International Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action Day remembers the victims and aims to call on the International Community to continue the efforts for an eradication of anti-personnel mines. “Each year, anti-personnel mines kill hundreds of people around the world, leaving thousands injured.
In his capacity as Chairman-in-Office for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Austrian Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz, briefed the UN Security Council in New York on 22 February regarding Austria’s plans for its chairmanship of the OSCEin 2017 as well as on current developments in the OSCE area.
Top politicians from the whole world met once more to discuss future issues concerning international security policy at the 53rd Munich Security Conference. The key topics were transatlantic relations following the presidential election in the US, relationships with Russia, the global fight against terror and threats to health and climate security. Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, held a few talks in order to discuss the challenges being faced and the concerted efforts to be undertaken.
Celebrating this day, young women are offered an opportunity to gain insights into the work at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs under the Ladies in Leadership programme.
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sebastian Kurz, OSCEChairperson-in-Office and Austria’s Foreign Minister, Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and Rabbi Andrew Baker, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism, today called for renewed efforts for better education and strong messages against intolerance.
On 26 January 2017 the first Youth Talks at the Foreign Ministry were a forum for discussing youth radicalisation