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OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

With 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia, the OSCE – the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – is the world’s largest regional security organization...

With 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia, the OSCE – the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – is the world’s largest regional security organization. The OSCE works for stability, peace and democracy for more than a billion people, through political dialogue about shared values and through practical work that aims to make a lasting difference.

The OSCE is a forum for political dialogue on a wide range of security issues and a platform for joint action to improve the lives of individuals and communities. The organization uses a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses the politico-military, economic and environmental, and human dimensions. Through this approach, and with its inclusive membership, the OSCE helps bridge differences and build trust between states by co-operating on conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.

OSCE is committed to addressing the migration phenomenon cross-dimensionally and by capitalizing on the added value it can bring to regional and global solutions. The organization’s key assets include its wide geographical scope, its broad and diverse membership, its norms-setting function and cross-dimensional engagement, its relationship with the Mediterranean and Asian Partners for Co-operation, and extended field presence.

The OSCE provides support in capacity-building, policy advice, awareness raising and advocacy, as well as dialogue support. Key policy areas in addressing migration include:

  • Regulating migration: border management, travel document security, countering transnational threats, including human trafficking along migration routes;
  • Facilitating legal migration: labour migration governance and research, data collection and harmonization;
  • Supporting people and communities: freedom of movement, tolerance and non-discrimination, integration, refugee referral.

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ONLINE RESOURCE | 28 May 2021

Home page of OSCE migration. The OSCE is committed to addressing the migration phenomenon cross-dimensionally and by capitalizing on the added value it can bring to regional and global solutions.

DATASET | 27 May 2021

The 2016 data include information on 44 participating States; including disaggregated official hate crime statistics for 18 countries and a detailed overview of how 34...

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