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 The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization whose 55 participating States span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok.
AKTAU, Kazakhstan, 10 April 2006 - Regional environmental problems of the Eastern Caspian Sea and the impact on the local population is the focus of a workshop, organized by the Environment and Security initiative and supported by the OSCE...
A monument to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster at the Mitino cemetery outside Moscow, near the tomb of firefighters who died battling the flames on 26 April 1986 and later.
www.osce.org   (235 words)

  
 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, a paper prepared by International Christian Concern--Soviet Union, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Armenia, Moldova, OSCE, Communist, Orthodox church, evil empire
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Armenia, Moldova
Every Western religious organization that conducts missionary, aid and other church-related activities among these OSCE countries should be encouraged to establish a liaison office to work specifically with government, if for no other reason than to establish relationships and to diminish suspicions.
The committee that oversees religious matters in the Russian Duma, Parliament's lower house, has appointed the "Committee for the Liaison with the Public and Religious Organizations Commission" to draft by October a revision of the 1990 Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religion.
www.persecution.org /whitepapers/comsecur.html   (3133 words)

  
 Human Rights Learning Centre: Study Guide on the European human rights system
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is the largest regional security institution in the world.
Headquartered in Vienna (Austria), the OSCE was formerly known as the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE); it was renamed OSCE in 1994.
This is a practical guide on how the European Court of Human Rights has been interpreted and how it has implemented the right for private and family life (article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights states that everyone has the right to his or her private/family life, home, and correspondence).
www.hrea.org /learn/guides/europe.html   (6210 words)

  
 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is grateful to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for inviting it to take part in its proceedings on a regular basis and, in this instance, to submit this written contribution to the Istanbul Summit.
What victims and humanitarian organizations expect from governments is not so much that governments should substitute for humanitarian agencies by setting up their own relief operations, but that they should see to it that the rules to which they have subscribed are respected.
In several paragraphs of the Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security, the OSCE participating States undertake to spread knowledge of the law and to ensure that its provisions are implemented.
www.icrc.org /Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/57JQ4K?OpenDocument&View=defaultBody&style=custo_print   (1671 words)

  
 Charter for European Security
We pledge ourselves, through the Platform for Co-operative Security, which is hereby adopted as an essential element of this Charter, to further strengthen and develop co-operation with competent organizations on the basis of equality and in a spirit of partnership.
In view of the adoption of the Platform for Co-operative Security, existing co-operation between the OSCE and other relevant international bodies, organizations and institutions in field operations should be developed and built upon in accordance with their individual mandates.
The goal of the Platform for Co-operative Security is to strengthen the mutually reinforcing nature of the relationship between those organizations and institutions concerned with the promotion of comprehensive security within the OSCE area.
www.fas.org /nuke/control/osce/text/charter_for_european_security.htm   (6709 words)

  
 kubis.doc
The Organization supports and complements the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1373 and other pertinent resolutions within its region by employing its comparative advantages in close co-operation with other international, regional and sub-regional organizations and initiatives as provided for in the OSCE Platform for Co-operative Security.
Furthermore, to raise awareness among all OSCE delegations in Vienna on this issue, the Head of the OSCE anti-terrorism unit and an IAEA radiological materials expert jointly briefed the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation on this potential threat.
The political attention and support is further maintained through new measures such as the Annual Security Review Conference, the development of an OSCE Strategy to Address Threats to Security and Stability in the 21st Century, and an informal group of delegations dealing with anti-terrorism issues.
www.un.org /Docs/sc/committees/1373/kubis.doc   (1848 words)

  
 20050517_decl_conjointe_pl.asp?toPrint=yes
The Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe,
of the Republic of Slovenia Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Wish to announce the adoption of the Declaration on Co-operation between the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the text of which is attached hereto, and bring it to the attention of the participants of the Third Council of Europe Summit.
www.coe.int /t/dcr/summit/20050517_decl_conjointe_pl.asp?toPrint=yes   (550 words)

  
 Organizations like NATO
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is a regional security organization whose 55 participating States are from Europe, Central Asia and North America.
According to the Charter, the UN has four purposes: to maintain international peace and security, to develop friendly relations among nations, to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights, and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
Today, WEU has the necessary instruments to undertake European-led crisis management operations and is working to develop them further as preparation for the establishment within the European Union of a crisis management capability.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~sbelbase/natoorgs.html   (388 words)

  
 Security and Co-operation in Europe, Organization for --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
formerly (1972–94) Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe organization of representatives of virtually all the states of Europe, as well as the United States and Canada, committed to formalizing decisions on important questions affecting the security and stability of the European continent as a whole.
organization of representatives of virtually all the states of Europe, as well as the United States and Canada, committed to formalizing decisions on important questions affecting the security and stability of the European continent as a whole.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9066532   (914 words)

  
 NOVELL CUSTOMER SHOWCASE: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is a pan-European security organization with 55 member states.
The organization's Secretariat, with 300 employees, is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
The dynamic nature of the OSCE requires a correspondingly flexible IT environment, such as when a team has to be assembled at short notice to observe a local election, as was the case in Kosovo when over 1,000 new staff had to be added to the system in just a few weeks.
www.novell.com /success/osce.html   (771 words)

  
 Parliamentary Assembly
The Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE is the parliamentary dimension of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, whose 55 participating States span the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok.
The primary task of the 317 member Assembly is to facilitate inter-parliamentary dialogue, an important aspect of the overall effort to meet the challenges of democracy throughout the OSCE area.
Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, the OSCE PA organized a special panel discussion in New York on 27 February.
oscepa.org   (591 words)

  
 The OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) in 2006 (PRB 05-22E)
The most important of these was a decision on strengthening the effectiveness of the OSCE, and it constitutes a “Roadmap” for the adoption of concrete recommendations on reforming the Organization during the next Ministerial Council, to be held in Belgium in December 2006.
It is especially appreciative of the link that has been made in the Organization between issues of regional security and the human dimension, in particular good governance and human rights, electoral standards, gender equality, freedom of the media, the rule of law and the fight against discrimination, intolerance and hatred.
However, this rule has been used only once, in 1992 against the former Yugoslavia, and the country was readmitted as Serbia and Montenegro after the elections in the fall of 2000.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/library/PRBpubs/prb0522-e.htm   (5487 words)

  
 Linguistic Rights - Vienna Meeting
The Concluding Document of the Vienna Meeting of the OSCE was adopted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on 15 January 1989 and contains a number of provisions relating to language and equality and the rights of linguistic minorities.
Concluding Document of the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe Follow-Up Meeting, Vienna
They also confirm the universal significance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect for which is an essential factor for the peace, justice and security necessary to ensure the development of friendly relations and co-operation among themselves, as among all states.
www.unesco.org /most/lnlaw16.htm   (351 words)

  
 Talk:Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the West, such meetings meant the possibility of tying the Soviet Union and its satellites to an international security system, thereby lessening tensions, furthering economic cooperation, and obtaining humanitarian improvements for the people of Eastern Europe.
Keen to gain international recognition of its sphere of interest and believing that such recognition would solidify its grip on its East European satellite states, the Soviet Union, beginning in the early 1970s, sponsored an initiative calling for the convening of a Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).
The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Organization_for_Security_and_Co-operation_in_Europe   (413 words)

  
 The Communication Initiative - Materials - Media Freedom Internet Cookbook, The
This "cookbook", published by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), contains background information and recommendations aimed at preserving freedom of the internet.
The book is intended as a representation of the results of the 2nd Amsterdam Internet Conference, attended by delegates of the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), academia, private industry and the non-governmental sector.
The book is compiled with the premise that "media freedom is valuable for the democracies of the OSCE community, and that it should be preserved." It is called a cookbook by the authors because they seek to offer "recipes" for preserving internet freedom.
www.comminit.com /materials/ma2005/materials-2487.html   (282 words)

  
 UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
The Forum "Public-Private Co-operation in Industrial Restructuring" is co-organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on invitation and in cooperation with the Government of Kazakhstan.
The Forum will discuss the major issues of public-private cooperation in the course of industrial restructuring in the ECE region (including its transition economies), focusing on its regional and local aspects.
UN Economic Commission for Europe, Information Service, Palais des Nations, CH - 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
www.unece.org /ie/wp8/almt.html   (113 words)

  
 University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Third Conference on the Human Dimension of the CSCE, Moscow (1991).
Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Second Conference on the Human Dimension of the CSCE, Copenhagen (1990).
(formerly the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe)
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/osce/basics/oscebasc.htm   (145 words)

  
 NAA: Sub-Committee on the organization for security and
It seems important, in the work of the Sub- Committee as well as in the work of the full Committee, that our approach towards problems remain focused mainly on their security aspects to avoid duplicating work that is being done by other parliamentary and inter-parliamentary organizations elsewhere.
De facto, over the past five years the work of the Sub-Committee has focused on Central and Eastern Europe, although this was not obvious from its title.
Indeed, the first meeting in The Hague (2-3 March 1995) had much more to do with Western than with Eastern Europe, blurring the distinction with the overall work of the Civilian Affairs Committee.
www.hri.org /news/misc/misc-news/1995/95-10-03.misc.html   (327 words)

  
 Press Release - UNIS/CTC/1
VIENNA, 11 March 2004 -- A counter-terrorism conference organized by the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, began today with a minute of silence in honour of the victims of terrorist bomb attacks in Madrid earlier in the day.
United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Chairman, Ambassador Inocencio Arias (Spain), opened the session by calling for improvements in the way international organizations co-ordinate and collaborate in countering global terrorism.
He joined other organizations represented at the conference in supporting the leadership of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee to ensure cohesion in the collective actions of international, regional and sub-regional organizations.
www.unodc.org /unodc/en/press_release_2004-03-11_2.html   (519 words)

  
 MavicaNET - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
The first institution specifically dedicated to research on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
A regional security organization whose 55 participating states are from Europe, Central Asia and North America as a primary instrument for early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation under Chapter VIII of the Charter of the United Nations.
An electronic database of existing documentation related to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe(OSCE).
www.mavicanet.com /lite/bul/34986.html   (266 words)

  
 IWG Report 1996
With its long engagement in the study of European security issues, SIPRI was encouraged to contribute to the security-building process now under way by senior political figures from a number of countries and by representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Organizations and institutions should be prepared to consider new types of relationship with non-member states, including association, treaty relationships and other means of outreach to open a dialogue with countries from the regions which are adjacent to Europe.
Europe must engage the countries of its adjacent regions (North Africa, the Middle East and the Central Asian republics), which are fraught with tensions and which pose potential security problems; it must consider what can be done to structure a meaningful dialogue with the countries in these regions.
editors.sipri.se /pubs/iwg/text.html   (5360 words)

  
 SIPRI Yearbook 2005 - Appendix 1A. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe: constant adaptation but enduring problems
Appendix 1A discusses attempts to reform the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Of the five key features that used to distinguish the OSCE—comprehensive participation by the Euro-Atlantic states, legitimacy when addressing domestic issues, a focus on the whole conflict cycle, a home for otherwise isolated nations, and a relatively weak and non-constraining institutional structure—none any longer provides a unique advantage in the European context.
A further problem is that some states have recently adopted a highly critical stance with regard to the OSCE, and pressed for sometimes retrogade ‘reforms’ apparently more as a matter of expediency than with Europe’s best security interests in view.
yearbook2005.sipri.org /Ch1/app1A/view   (297 words)

  
 The European Journalism Centre - Media News Digest
A series of workshops for journalists and police officers organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Mission in Kosovo will help improve standards of crime reporting and boost co-operation between police and the media.
(Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, July 04, 2005)
But all too often, efforts to achieve justice for victims of crime are hampered by poor understanding and a lack of communication between these two groups, resulting in poor or inaccurate crime reporting.
www.ejc.nl /mn/shownews.asp?20050704   (749 words)

  
 News From Poland
Denmark chaired the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) last year and Norway is scheduled to do so in 1999.
Foreign Minister Bronislaw Geremek, the current chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, paid a visit to five countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekhistan, Turkmenistan, Kirgistan and Tadjikistan) April 14-20.
Poland is the first member of the World Trade Organization with whom Lithuania has completed its talks, as it seeks to join the WTO.
www.polishworld.com /polemb/news/598/official.htm   (452 words)

  
 OSCE Chair Calls on FYR Macedonia Parties to Resolve Differences
The Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Romanian Foreign Minister Mircea Geoana, appealed June 21 to all parties in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia "to put aside their differences and make a real effort to compromise" on a political solution, according to the following OSCE press release:
VIENNA, 21 June 2001 (OSCE) -- The Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Romanian Foreign Minister Mircea Geoana, today appealed to all parties in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to put aside their differences and make a real effort to compromise.
Also, he saw the co-operation between the OSCE and other international organizations active in FRY as a model for the way in which the international community can work together and in partnership with an OSCE State for the benefit of the citizens of that State.
www.usembassy.it /file2001_06/alia/a1062118.htm   (911 words)

  
 Linguistic Rights - Moscow - Conference on the Human Dimension
The Document of the Moscow Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension was adopted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on 3 October 1991.
The full text version of the Document of the Moscow Meeting can be found on the Internet site of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Document of the Moscow Meeting of the Conference on the Human Dimension of the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe
www.unesco.org /most/lnlaw18.htm   (346 words)

  
 OSCE Review Conference 1999 - Final Report
It stressed that it was essential for all elements of armed forces, including military, paramilitary and internal security forces and also intelligence services and the police to remain under effective constitutional supervision and control and to conform to the rule of law and international law in all their missions.
Although its confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs) were originally conceived under a very different security situation and were meant to defuse possible tensions between opposing military alliances, the discussion showed complete consensus that it had maintained its role and continued to contribute to stability and security in Europe by ensuring openness and transparency.
It commended the adoption of resolution 1261 of the United Nations Security Council; recalled the high value of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, hoping that further negotiations would be successful; and welcomed the adoption of Convention 182 of the International Labour Organization.
www.fas.org /nuke/control/osce/text/rc99gal175.htm   (15339 words)

  
 Vienna Conference Calls for Greater Anti-Terrorism Cooperation
The meeting, co-hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), adopted a Vienna Declaration, reaffirming the central role of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) in the global effort to combat terrorism.
The conference was co-hosted by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
A declaration issued at the end of an international conference in Vienna March 11-12 calls for greater cooperation among international, regional and sub-regional organizations to counter terrorism.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2004/03-15-5.htm   (559 words)

  
 ENVSEC Contacts :: ENVIRONMENT AND SECURITY INITIATIVE
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization embodies the transatlantic link that binds Europe and North America in a unique defence and security alliance.
NATO’s ‘Security Through Science’ programme brings scientists together to work on new security issues of concern to NATO, Partner and Mediterranean Dialogue countries.
In response to recent changes in the overall security environment, NATO took on new fundamental tasks.
www.envsec.org /contacts.php   (159 words)

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