Organisations

MISSION

To work for stability, prosperity and democracy in 57 States through political dialogue about shared values and through practical work that makes a lasting difference.

 

SCOPE

With 57 States from Europe, Central Asia and North America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization. It offers a forum for politica negotiations and decision-making in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and postconflict rehabilitation, and puts the political will of its participating States into practice through its unique network of field missions. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

 

TASKS

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
  • Economic and environmental activities, including energy security

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • For 35 years the OSCE has been working to prevent crises, their escalation, and to promote post conflict peace building through a dialogue encompassing politico-military, economic and environmental, and human dimensions.
  • The OSCE has been credited for creating the conditions that led to the end of the Cold War and was instrumental in fostering democratization and co-operation in the process of post-Cold War transition.

ORGANIZATION HEAD
His Excellency
Lamberto Zannier,
Secretary General

STAFF
2 663 staff
members from 49 countries

CONTACT DETAILS
OSCE Secretariat
Wallnerstrasse 6
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 514 366 000
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www.osce.org

MEMBER PROFILES

EnC
Energy Community

IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency

IIASA
International Insitute for applied System Analyses

IPI
International Peace Institute

OFID
The OPEC Fund for International Developement

OPEC
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OSCE
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

REEEP
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

SE4ALL
Sustainable Energy for All

UNIDO
United Nations Industrial Development Organization