Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Founding Year: 1975

Staff: 2880

Budget: €138.204m (2019)

Thomas Greminger (Secretary‑General)

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe “is the world’s largest regional security organization.” It fosters a comprehensive view of security covering three “dimensions”: the politico-military; the economic-environmental; and the human dimension. It’s work spans across 20 issues involved in a broad range of security- and stability-related activities including election monitoring, human rights, legislative reform, the rule of law and media freedom, as well as combating human trafficking, terrorism and the smuggling of small arms and light weapons.



Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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