COPENHAGEN,Last August 20, 2021 – OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Margareta Cederfelt (Sweden) appointed Special Representatives to cover existing portfolios as well as several new ones. The Special Representatives will serve as focal points for the PA’s work in geographical regions and on topical concerns, provide advice, and report on developments to the President and the Assembly as a whole.
Cypriot parliamentarian Kyriakos Hadjiyianni has been appointed Special Representative on Civil Society Engagement, in order to promote co-operation and serve as a focal point for engagement between the OSCE PA and representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations. Hadjiyianni has previously served as Rapporteur and Chair of the OSCE PA’s human rights committee.
The OSCE PA International Secretariat, led by Secretary General Roberto Montella, works with the national parliaments in supporting the work of the Special Representatives.