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2006 Annual Tripartite Meeting

High-level representatives of the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the United Nations met on 4-5 July 2006 in Geneva for their annual consultations in the “Tripartite-Plus” format under the chairmanship of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Under-Secretary-General Mr. Sergei A. Ordzhonikidze.

The central theme of the High-level meeting on Wednesday, 5 July was “Peacebuilding from a European regional perspective: preventing the recurrence of conflict”.

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Annual High-Level Meeting between the Council of Europe,
the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe,
the United Nations and partner organizations
in the “Tripartite-Plus” format

The meeting is called upon to identify, discuss and evaluate the impact of cooperation between the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe (CoE) and the United Nations, as well as other partner organizations in post-conflict peacebuilding; search for ways in which to enhance security through multilateral peacebuilding; review cooperation in the field with a view to promoting reconstruction and long-term development and determine criteria and benchmarks of progress in peacebuilding. The meeting will aim to generate practical recommendations that could enhance the activities of the organizations concerned and could be helpful to the international community as it embarks on its new approach to implementing post-conflict peacebuilding.

The High-level meeting is preceded on Tuesday, 4 July by the Expert-level ‘Tripartite-Plus’ meeting on the theme of “Intercommunity relations in post conflict environments: learning to live together”. This meeting will review experiences and lessons learnt in the field as well as through sustained contacts of specialized personnel at the level of headquarters of the respective participating organizations.

The meeting is the 14th in a series initiated in July 1993. The annual discussions – which are chaired and hosted in turn by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe (CoE) and the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) on behalf of the United Nations – are intended to share information and improve practical cooperation by drawing on each other’s expertise and know-how. Over time, the agenda has widened, from an essentially humanitarian emphasis, to fields related to human rights, conflict prevention, conflict management and post-conflict peacebuilding. The number of participating organizations has also increased, so that consultations are informally referred to as the “Tripartite-plus” process.

In 2006, the European Commission (EC), the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union (EU), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who participate as affiliated members, are being joined by the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). A wide range of representatives from the UN system – including Secretariat departments and offices, UN field presences in the wider Europe, and the funds, programmes and specialized agencies – are also participating.

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  • High-Level - 5 July 2006

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