Participation at the 2023 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference of OSCE
“There has been an escalation of anti-migrant and anti-refugee rhetoric in the last few years, with insufficient force and effort to promote pro-humanitarian sentiment, solidarity, and a welcoming environment. Instead, State representatives, politicians, and the media have overwhelmingly promoted the anti-migrant rhetoric within the OSCE participating states. The FRA highlighted that bias-motivated crime, every year, has increased, becoming a daily reality of racialised people across the EU.
The human rights of migrants and refugees are multifaceted and influenced by various interconnected factors. We could try to invest our energy in analysing how migrants’ limited access and materialisation of the right to participate in Government or the stark underrepresentation of migrants in public life and civic space across the OSCE region have a ripple effect across multiple other violations experienced by migrants, such as right to Asylum, Education, and Adequate Living Standard.”
This segment is from the address given by Etinosa Erevbenagie-Johnbull, the Managing Director of Generation for Change CY, during the Plenary Session on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination at the 2023 Warsaw Human Dimension Conference of OSCE, which took place on October 11th in Warsaw.
Watch the full address in the video above.
We also welcome the reply of the Republic of Cyprus delegation participating in the conference. We anticipate and encourage the materialisation of actions corresponding to the mentioned Cypriot State’s policies in ensuring tolerance and non-discrimination against refugees, displaced persons, and migrants.
You can find the reply of the Republic of Cyprus delegation here: https://meetings.odihr.pl/