Germany’s Chairmanship in OSCE 2016

Germany’s OSCE Presidency 2016

Following the result of the unanimous vote by the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe ‘OSCE’   in December 2014, the Federal Republic of Germany was elected for the second time for the Chairmanship of 2016.


‘Renewing Dialogue, Rebuilding Trust, Restoring Security’ are the main  concepts for Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016

Highlighted by the Federal Foreign Office Germany’s objectives for this term will be to enhance the following areas:

Continuing conflict-crisis management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area;
•Strengthening the OSCE’s capabilities in the entire conflict cycle, i.e. early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post‑conflict Peacebuilding;
•Strengthening the OSCE as a platform for dialogue, for instance on questions of pan‑European security, confidence‑ and security-building measures and Defence against common threats;
•Sustainable promotion of connectivity and good Governance in the OSCE area;
•And focus on the Human dimension to safeguard joint commitments regarding Human Rights and the fundamental Freedom.  2016 ©Federal Foreign Office

The Permanent Diplomatic Mission of Germany to the OSCE is in Vienna. And Federal Foreign Minister Dr.Frank-Walter Steinmeier  leads the OSCE as The Chairperson-in-Office.

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