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Permanent Delegation of the Parliament of Montenegro in international organizations

Important role in the way of reaching and respecting the values ​​of democracy, rule of law, human rights, as well as ensuring safety and security, the Parliament of Montenegro achieved through permanent delegation both to European and world organizations: Council of Europe, the Organization for European Security and Cooperation, the Organization North Atlantic contract and Inter-Parliamentary Union. Parliamentary cooperation underlines the importance of maintaining a connection between the leadership of international organizations and parliaments themselves, which is trying to provide exactly through the parliamentary dimension the realization of the goals and values which promotes the organization itself.
In that regard, the essential meaning of existence of the Council of Europe is to provide basic personal and democratic rights and freedoms in Europe, the most important documents brought in order to achieve this primary objective are: The European Convention on Human Rights and the establishment of the European Court of Human Rights. Furthermore, the Organization for European Security and Cooperation is biggest regional, Safety organization in the world whose main goal is the safety of all its members, which covers a wide range of activities related to all three dimensions: political-military, economic-environmental and human dimension security.
On the other hand, the organization of NATO connects Europe and North America in a unique defense and security alliance, providing collective security of the member states. It can be defined as a forum for security consultations which significantly contribute to peace and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area as well. Adapted to modern challenges NATO now operates in the field of maintenance of peace, stability and democratic order and respect for human rights, then the fight against international terrorism and the threat of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; development of sustainable relations with Russia and Ukraine, strengthening the basis for development of close cooperation with other partner countries. Finally, the Inter- Parliamentary Union, since its establishment in 1889, seeks to present the parliamentary dimension on the international scene and also seeks to present the voice of elected representatives of the people in negotiating processes emphasizing that peace and security are highly ranked on the list of priorities of the international organization.

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is the international organization of parliaments of sovereign states, which was established in 1889. As the focal point for worldwide parliamentary dialogue, the Inter Parliamentary Union acts for peace and cooperation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative institutions. To that end, this international organisation fosters contacts, coordination and the exchange of experience among Parliaments and parliamentarians of all countries; considers questions of international interest and express its views on such issues with the aim of bringing about action by Parliaments and their members, contributes to the defence and promotion of human rights, which are universal in scope and respect for which is an essential factor of parliamentary democracy and development, contributes to better knowledge of the working of representative institutions and to the strengthening and development of their means of action.

NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) consists of parliamentary delegates who are selected from the members of national parliaments of NATO member countries, ensuring that the composition of the delegation represents the political balance in the national parliament. One of the main tasks of the Parliamentary Assembly is to promote a common feeling of Atlantic solidarity and to further the aims and values of the Atlantic Alliance.

Montenegro was admitted to the OSCE by the decision taken at the meeting of the Permanent Council, on June 2006, which was the first Montenegro’s membership in an international organization after the restoration of its statehood.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE (OSCE PA), created by the Madrid Declaration, held its first session in 1992 in Budapest, when it was decided to establish the seat of the International Secretariat in Copenhagen. Its primary task is facilitating inter-parliamentary dialogue, an important aspect of the overall effort to successfully meet the challenges of democracy throughout the OSCE area. At each Annual Session, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly elects its President who acts as the highest representative of the Assembly and presides over the meetings of the Assembly.

Montenegro became member state of the Council of Europe on 11 May 2007 by the decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is composed of members of national parliaments (members and alternate members), appointed to the PACE by each member state parliament. The composition of the delegation should reflect the actual balance of powers of political parties, constituents of the national parliaments. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe deals with topics in the fields of politics, law, human rights, social policy, healthcare, family, culture, science, education, environment, agriculture, migration, refugees, demography and gender equality. In this sense, it ensures that all member states honor agreed obligations. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe meets quarterly, or four times per year for 5 days.