The latest issue of our magazine, Security Community, is now published! Featuring an interview with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for 2017 Sebastian Kurz, articles on OSCE’s role in the governance of large movements of migrants and refugees and advance passenger information for aviation security, as well as a special section on sustainable and ethical supply chains.

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The roles of both men and women, can be very diverse when it comes to violent extremism: victims, perpetrators, parents, recruiters. Let’s move beyond stereotypes and listen to what these women, who work for police, governments, non-governmental organizations and international organizations have to say: [ Bit.ly Link ]
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz, speaking at the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, on 12 January 2017.
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Watch new OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, presents Austria’s Chairmanship programme and priorities to the OSCE Permanent Council.
As Austria assumes the OSCE Chairmanship for 2017, what priorities it is going to have? Read our interview with Sebastian Kurz, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, on using the fresh perspectives of women and youth to confront today’s complex challenges and move away from the newly emerged bloc thinking. In preview from Security Community Issue 4/16 [ Bit.ly Link ]

Interview with Sebastian Kurz, Austrian Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for 2017 | OSCE

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How to encourage peers to stand up against social exclusion? The #UnitedCVE P2P finalist team from Lund University, Sweden, has an answer – and tools to do so! Check out their Brilliant Together Färgstarkare Tillsammans campaign!

Universities from across the OSCE were invited to join the #UnitedCVE ‘Peer-2-Peer (P2P): Challenging extremism’ competition during the Autumn Term of this year,...
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How about launching your own campaign to prevent violent extremism? The #UnitedCVE P2P finalist team from Simon Fraser University, Canada, can tell you how! Voices Against Extremism

Universities from across the OSCE were invited to join the #UnitedCVE ‘Peer-2-Peer (P2P): Challenging extremism’ competition during the Autumn Term of this year, and the three top teams, from Canada, Slovenia and...
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Looking for inspiration for the New Year? Meet #UnitedCVE P2P finalist team from the University of Ljubljana and the 1st prize winner: telling how they developed the Fear Index algorithm to help analyze media reports in Slovenia.

Universities from across the OSCE were invited to join the #UnitedCVE ‘Peer-2-Peer (P2P): Challenging extremism’ competition during the Autumn Term of this year, and...
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As 2016 comes to an end, the 2016 OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier reflects on the year gone by.
How can we combat human trafficking along migration routes? There are an estimated one billion migrants globally, many of whom are at risk of being trafficked and exploited.

In November 2016, the first exercise of the ambitious OSCE project Combating Human Trafficking along Migration Routes took place at the Carabinieri-run Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) in Vicenza,...
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Watch our video, which highlights key moments from 2016 OSCE Ministerial Council.

Want to learn more? Check out the latest issue of the OSCE LINK newsletter dedicated to the 2016 OSCE Ministerial Council at: bit.ly/2h5Uw3u.
A unique opportunity to network with international experts and border security managers, visit the Tajik-Afghan border, and have your research paper promoted and presented at the OSCE Cross-border Research Conference. The Conference is organized by the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe from 24 to 27 January 2017.

Border security and management researchers and practitioners...
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Ever since the OSCE developed from a conference to a fully-fledged organization, it has been mediating in situations of conflict and tension. This, together with the rapidly changing nature of conflicts, calls for new and resourceful approaches to conflict prevention and mediation.

Click to read why engaging with insider mediators is a promising option in the conflict resolution process from...
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Over 60 million people worldwide uprooted from their homes according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Faced with the choice – which is a non-choice – between submitting to violence, cruelty and likely extermination and embarking on a risky journey of escape, people opt for the second, leaving behind their homes and life savings and agreeing to any conceivable conditions for the...
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A Systemic Part of Conflict | OSCE

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From 12-18 December, join us and the IOM - UN Migration Agency for the Global Migration Film Festival with screenings in Vienna!

On 14 December, the OSCE and IOM will hold a discussion to examine challenges and solutions toward the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

Come watch featured films that put the struggles and rights of migrants into perspective....
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Thank you to everyone who has supported the 16 Days of Activism on Ending Violence Against Women campaign. But the campaign does not end here!

We must raise our voices to stand up against gender-based violence each and every day, creating a safe society for all women and girls.
On International Human Rights Day, we express our support to victims of violence and stand up against all human rights violations. The 16 Days of Activism on Ending Violence Against Women campaign stands for the right of women to live a safe and secure life and for #BringingSecurityHome.

“Often a woman is not able to overcome such difficult situations of violence herself. Helping hands are...
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Development of Handicrafts Project in Syunik Region of Armenia

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We are very proud of our finalist teams from Canada, Slovenia and Sweden, who came to Hamburg to present their campaigns against violent extremism in the margins of the 23d OSCE Ministerial Council. Congratulations to the team from the University of Ljubljana, who received the 1st prize in this regional OSCE #UnitedCVE competition of the “Peer-2-Peer: Challenging Extremism” initiative. We are...
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