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December 07, 2016

Letter to Secretary Kerry on OSCE Ministerial Council

Dear Secretary Kerry:

This year’s meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) comes at a critical and perilous juncture for the organization and for Europe. As you prepare to represent the United States at this meeting, I urge you to publicly commit to further the work started during Germany's chairmanship to improve how states and civil society collaborate to fight antisemitism and intolerance in the OSCE region. The final weeks of the Obama Administration and the German chairmanship of the OSCE present an important opportunity to reinforce the values and commitments on which the OSCE was founded and cement recent gains in countering extremism, antisemitism, and xenophobia. I urge you to seize it.