The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) will be participating at the Regional
Conference on the OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security for the
Mediterranean Region, to be held in Malta on 11-13 September, 2013.
The objectives of this conference, organized by the Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) of the
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), are to raise awareness and to present
the countries of the Mediterranean Region with the Code of Conduct (including its recent Arabic
translation) as a key normative document for security sector governance as well as to engage in
discussion and dialogue about its principles and commitments. The conference is directed to the
countries of the Mediterranean region, in particular to the OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Cooperation
(Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia) and the OSCE participating States
bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
At the OSCE conference in Malta, PAM Secretary General, Ambassador Sergio Piazzi will be also
moderating the session dedicated to the intervention of Hon. Makis Voridis (Greece), Chair of the
General Committee on Political Affairs and Security of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
One of the priority missions of PAM is to foster and build confidence among Mediterranean States,
guarantee regional security, stability and peace by creating a common approach through
parliamentary diplomacy. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean has been particularly
active in the light of the events that have characterized the unprecedented civilian revolt in a number
of North Africa countries bordering the Mediterranean, including the mission in Syria a few week
ago, to discuss with the local authorities, UN Agencies and other international organizations, the
facilitation of the much needed humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population. Efforts have also
been directed to assist in the democratic processes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, aimed at
implementing the best institutional changes according to national requirements, for a wider
participation of the citizens in the administration of their countries. “Security depends on stability,
the respect of human rights and the rule of law. Parliaments have a primary role in establishing the
right conditions through far reaching legislation that safeguards the rights of all citizens”, the PAM
Secretary General commented.