OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

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OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe


The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

Most of the OSCE’s staff and resources are deployed in the OSCE’s field operations in South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The Organization has a number of institutions and structures that help it implement its mandate. In addition, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly brings together parliamentarians from all participating States. The Organization comprises 57 participating States, 6 Mediterranean and 5 Asian Partners for Co-operation.”

Contact Details:

OSCE Secretariat
Wallnerstrasse 6
1010 Vienna
Email: pm@osce.org (official correspondence); oioeval@osce.org (evaluation-related correspondence)
Website: https://www.osce.org/