A unique opportunity to broaden your education in politics, security, international relations, conflict prevention, international development, economics and governance! Students from Central Asia and OSCE participating States are invited to apply for the OSCE Academy Bishkek’s Master of Arts Programmes 2017-2018. Successful candidates will receive a scholarship, training from international and...
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Watch OSCE Secretary General deliver an address to the Ministerial Debate of the UN Security Council on conflicts in Europe.

Lamberto Zannier (OSCE) on Conflicts in Europe - Security Council, 7886th meeting

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To carry out their work, OSCE SMM monitors need safe and secure access throughout Ukraine, although they are frequently faced with restrictions on their freedom of movement and other obstructions. The OSCE SMM - Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine gathers information and reports each day on the security situation with daily reports. Find out more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Join OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier for an in-depth discussion about the Return of Geopolitics and Europe's Future at the EastWest Institute (EWI)’s Smart Talk event. The event will be webcast live at 18:00 (CET), 23 February 2017. Learn more about the event: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Hate crimes have a devastating impact on individuals and groups across the OSCE region. Nobody should have to live with the fear, anxiety and consequences of them.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is collecting its annual hate crime data and is appealing to civil society for submissions of hate incidents that happened in 2016. Send in your data!
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The main goal of the OSCE SMM - Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is to reduce tensions and foster peace, stability and security in Ukraine. They do this through monitoring and reporting on the security situation, and facilitating dialogue.

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Youth are the agents of change for the challenges of today. Earlier this week, the Youth Advisory Group of the OSCE’s Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina met the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier. During their visit, they discussed how best to engage young people in efforts to counter radicalization, violent extremism, hate speech, bias-motivated incidents, hate crimes and corruption....
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As news of increasingly severe cyber-attacks is reported, it’s clear that international action is needed to address this threat. Join us for a discussion on how the OSCE can help strengthen confidence-building in cyber-space, and protect critical infrastructure for the benefit of everyone.

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Did you know that all #UnitedCVE campaign videos are also on YouTube? Follow our playlist to find out how we can prevent violent extremism together => [ Bit.ly Link ]

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On 15 February, high level experts and eminent OSCE and State officials will meet in Vienna to address how the OSCE can help strengthen confidence-building in cyber-space, and protect critical infrastructure for the benefit of everyone.

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Did you know that the OSCE is the only regional organization that achieved agreement on practical measures to reduce potential tensions resulting from the use of ICTs between “Eastern” and “Western” States?

It is more likely that tensions between States flare up over ICT-related threats to Critical infrastructure than any other area of cyber/ICT security. On 15 February, representatives of...
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Around 700 OSCE monitors are on the ground in Ukraine, monitoring the situation 24/7.

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine gathers information and reports each day on the security situation with daily reports. Find out more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
2016 saw a record number of Cyber security incidents. Given the importance of critical infrastructure to national security and the rapid expansion of the cyber space, securing and making it resilient should become a shared responsibility. The OSCE has been at the forefront of developing series of confidence-building measures to enhance security and stability in the cyber domain. Now it’s time...
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Listen to the podcast with the OSCE Chairperson of the Forum for Security Co-operation Cristian Istrate who talks about the significance of the Vienna Document to global military security, and the role of the Forum for Security Co-operation in a changing geopolitical era. Learn more about what Vienna Document is and how it’s still relevant today.

OSCE Chairperson of the FSC Cristian Istrate Discusses the Vienna Document

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Have you heard of the Åland Islands? Read our article in the latest issue of the Security Community magazine to learn more about demilitarization of this archipelago 160 years ago, and find out how demilitarization can still act as a constructive tool for co-operation and peace even today.

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The Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) is an OSCE body setup to bring together key figures from the military and political world, currently under the Chairmanship of Romania.

The Forum works to increase military security and stability in Europe and meets weekly in Vienna. It covers some of the most fundamental politico-military agreements of the OSCE participating States. The FSC helps...
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On January 25, OSCE Secretary General, Lamberto Zannier delivered a speech at the OSCE Austrian Chairmanship Business Conference, at the Wirtschaftskammer in Vienna. Read his accompanying article on LinkedIn, where he writes on the role of good governance in making businesses stronger, societies better connected and the environment greener: [ Bit.ly Link ]
“It's easier for the ladies to just call Kim or Therese if something happens in the family," say Therese Lutnas and Kim Anne Marie Hiorth from the Oslo Police District Politiet i Oslo. But it was a lot of work every day to build this trust with the community.

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The OSCE foreign ministers adopted a decision on enhancing the use of Advance Passenger Information (API) at the 2016 Ministerial Council in Hamburg.

What is the API system, why is it necessary for aviation security, and what does it have to do with the OSCE? Read this article in our latest Security Community issue to find out: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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"The pool of potential terrorists is no longer just angry young men," says Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, President of Women In International Security (WIIS). Listen why understanding “gender” will help us counter violent extremism more effectively.

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