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14. Document of the Twelfth Meeting of the Ministerial Council, Sofia (2004)
(Adopted by the OSCE Ministerial Council, 6- 7 December 2004)

DECISION No. 12/04
TOLERANCE AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

(MC.DEC/12/04 of 7 December 2004)

The Ministerial Council,

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2. Endorses the Permanent Council Decisions on Combating Anti-Semitism (PC. DEC/607) and on Tolerance and the Fight against Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination (PC.DEC/621) and the Permanent Council Decision on Promoting Tolerance and Media Freedom on the Internet (PC.DEC/633), annexed to this decision;

3. Further decides to intensify efforts for the implementation of these three decisions, which include commitments in the fields of, inter alia, education, media, legislation, law enforcement, migration and religious freedom;

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Annex to Decision No. 12/04

PERMANENT COUNCIL DECISION No. 607
COMBATING ANTI-SEMITISM

(PC.DEC/607 of 22 April 2004)

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1. The participating States commit to:

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— Promote, as appropriate, educational programmes for combating anti-Semitism;
— Promote remembrance of and, as appropriate, education about the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the importance of respect for all ethnic and religious groups;

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— Encourage and support international organization and NGO efforts in these areas;

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— Encourage development of informal exchanges among experts in appropriate fora on best practices and experiences in law enforcement and education;

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Annex to Decision No. 12/04

PERMANENT COUNCIL DECISION No. 621
TOLERANCE AND THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM, XENOPHOBIA AND DISCRIMINATION
(PC.DEC/621 of 29 July 2004)

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1. The participating States commit to:

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— Promote and enhance, as appropriate, educational programmes for fostering tolerance and combating racism, xenophobia and discrimination;

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— Consider undertaking activities to raise public awareness of the enriching contribution of migrants and migrant workers to society;

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— Consider establishing training programmes for law enforcement and judicial officials on legislation and enforcement of legislation relating to hate crimes;

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— Encourage development of informal exchanges among experts in appropriate fora on best practices and experiences in law enforcement and education;

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Annex to Decision No. 12/04

PERMANENT COUNCIL DECISION No. 633
PROMOTING TOLERANCE AND MEDIA FREEDOM ON THE INTERNET

(PC.DEC/633 of 11 November 2004)

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3. Participating States should train law enforcement agents and prosecutors on how to address crimes motivated by racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic or other related bias on the Internet and should share information on successful training programmes as part of the exchange of best practices;

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8. Participating States should encourage the establishment of programmes to educate children and youth about expression motivated by racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic or other related bias they may encounter on the Internet. [...].

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Annex to Decision No. 14/04

2004 OSCE ACTION PLAN FOR THE PROMOTION
 OF GENDER EQUALITY

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V. SUPPORTING OSCE PARTICIPATING STATES IN
IMPLEMENTING RELEVANT COMMITMENTS TO PROMOTING
EQUALITY BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN

Areas of special interest to all OSCE participating States

44. Priorities

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(b) Ensuring non-discriminatory legal and policy frameworks

— The ODIHR, in co-operation with other international organizations and relevant national bodies and institutions, will assist OSCE participating States in complying with international instruments for the promotion of gender equality and women’s rights, and in reviewing legislation to ensure appropriate legal guarantees for the promotion of gender equality in accordance with OSCE and other commitments;


— The ODIHR will assist in the development and implementation of specific programmes and activities to promote women’s rights, to increase the role of women at all levels of decision-making, and to promote equality between women and men throughout the OSCE area, particularly through education in gender awareness;

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