Interpretative statement under paragraph iv.1(a)6 of the rules of procedure of the OSCE

Delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Marit H. Lillealtern at the Permanent Council, Vienna, 19 August 2021.

Madame Chair,

In connection with the adoption of the Decision of the approval of the 2021 Unified Budget, I would like to make the following interpretative statement under paragraph IV.1(A)6 of the OSCE Rules of Procedure on behalf of the delegations of Switzerland and Norway.

In Paragraph II.3, the participating State acknowledge that agreement could not yet be found on all programmatic activities and note the need to continue some of these discussions. The delegations of Switzerland and Norway would like to stress that this paragraph pertains to one particular issue only and does not open up the rest of the document for discussion.

Madame Chair,

Our two delegations thank the Swedish Chairpersonship for the hard work and persistence in getting the unified budget for this year approved.

I request that this statement be attached to the decision and the journal of the day.


Thank you.