Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Established in 1975, today the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is the only Transatlantic security organization of which Ukraine is a full participating State since 30 January 1992.
57 OSCE participating States advocate comprehensive security approach within its three dimensions: politico-military, economic and environmental, and human. The network of field operations acting directly in some participating States and providing them with requested assistance represents another comparative advantage of the OSCE. Decisions in the OSCE are taken by consensus.
Ukraine's participation in the OSCE ensures its involvement on an equal footing in considering and managing topical issues of international security and cooperation in the area of the Organization.
The successful Chairmanship of Ukraine in the OSCE in 2013 was another demonstration of the role of our state. In the course of the 20th OSCE Ministerial Council on 5-6 December 2013 in Kyiv, the Ukrainian side has managed to ensure the consensus among 57 participating States on the commitments in settlement of the protracted conflicts, enhancing OSCE efforts in energy and environment, strengthening efforts to address transnational threats, protecting freedom of religion or belief and improving the situation of Roma, furthering the Helsinki+40 Process for coordinating the strategic priorities of the OSCE.