15. Document of the Thirteenth Meeting of the Ministerial Council, Ljubljana (2005)
(Adopted by the OSCE Ministerial Council, 5- 6 December 2005)

DECISION No. 10/05
TOLERANCE AND NON-DISCRIMINATION:
PROMOTING MUTUAL RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING
(MC.DEC/10/05 of 6 December 2005)

The Ministerial Council,

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5. Decides that the participating States while implementing their commitments to promote tolerance and non-discrimination will focus their activities in such fields as, inter alia, legislation, law enforcement, education, media, data collection, migration and integration, religious freedom, inter-cultural and inter-faith dialogue, and commit to:

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5.2 Strengthen efforts to provide public officials, and in particular law enforcement officers, with appropriate training on responding to and preventing hate crimes, and in this regard, to consider setting up programmes that provide such training, and to consider drawing on ODIHR expertise in this field and to share best practices;

5.3 Encourage public and private educational programmes that promote tolerance and non-discrimination, and raise public awareness of the existence and the unacceptability of intolerance and discrimination, and in this regard, to consider drawing on ODIHR expertise and assistance in order to develop methods and curricula for tolerance education in general, including:

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— Education on and remembrance of the Holocaust, as well as other genocides, recognized as such in accordance with the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, and crimes against humanity;
— Education on anti-Semitism in order to ensure a systematic approach to education, including curricula related to contemporary forms of anti-Semitism in participating States;

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DECISION No. 11/05
PROMOTING OF HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
AND TRAINING IN THE OSCE AREA
(MC.DEC/ 11/05 of 6 December 2005)

The Ministerial Council,

Reaffirming the commitments of the participating States in the field of human rights education and training, in particular the commitments deriving from the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, the 1990 Copenhagen Document, the 1991 Moscow Document, the 1999 Charter for European Security, the 2003 OSCE Strategy to Address Threats to Security and Stability in the Twenty‑First Century and all other relevant OSCE agreed documents and decisions,

Recognizing that the promotion of human rights through education and training in the whole OSCE area could be viewed in the context of the OSCE’s comprehensive concept of security and is vital for the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as for the promotion of tolerance and non-discrimination,

Acknowledging the added value of multifaceted co-operation, including consultation, co-operation and co-ordination with relevant international and regional organizations, as well as the benefits that countries can derive from each other’s experiences and capabilities in the field of human rights education and training,

Taking into account the efforts of other international organizations, including the UN’s World Programme for Human Rights Education, the Council of Europe’s Programme on Education for Democratic Citizenship as well as its youth programme All Different, All Equal, and the EU’s European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights, as well as programmes undertaken at the national level,

Recognizing the contribution of the ODIHR and other OSCE structures, institutions and field operations, in promoting human rights education and training, in co‑operation with participating States,

Dedicated to further strengthening the efforts by the OSCE to promote human rights education and training programmes in the OSCE area, as well as to extend the Organization’s support to participating States upon their request in carrying out their respective national programmes in the field of human rights education,

Invites participating States with the involvement of civil society to further enhance systematic human rights education and training programmes designed to promote respect for the inherent dignity of all human beings, and to make human rights a reality for each person in every community and in society at large;

Decides to enhance the OSCE’s efforts in co-operation with other international organizations and non-governmental organizations in taking necessary measures aimed at promoting human rights education and training, with special emphasis on the young people in the OSCE area;

Tasks the ODIHR, drawing on the relevant expertise and experience acquired by the OSCE structures, institutions and field operations, as well as the OSCE participating States:

— To produce a compendium of best practices for participating States on enhancing the promotion of human rights education and training, including the promotion of tolerance, mutual respect and understanding, and non-discrimination in the OSCE area.


DECISION No. 14/05
WOMEN IN CONFLICT PREVENTION, CRISIS MANAGEMENT
AND POST-CONFLICT REHABILITATION
(MC.DEC/14/05 of 6 December 2005)

The Ministerial Council,

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Acknowledging the need for concrete action by the OSCE to integrate women into conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation through its activities, inter alia, by:

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6. Calling on participating States and OSCE structures, as appropriate, to support and encourage training and educational programmes focusing on women and girls, as well as projects aimed at women’s participation in building sustainable peace; to empower women’s organizations; to support women’s peace initiatives through the media and workshops on human rights and gender equality; and to raise awareness among women concerning the importance of their involvement in political processes,

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DECISION No. 15/05
PREVENTING AND COMBATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
(MC.DEC/15/05 of 6 December 2005)

The Ministerial Council,

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4. Notes with regret that female victims of violence are too often left without protection and assistance and urges participating States:

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(v) To promote the full involvement of women in judicial, prosecutorial and law enforcement institutions and to ensure that all relevant public officials are fully trained and sensitized in recognizing, documenting and processing cases of violence against women and children;

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