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About the website

General information about the OSCE public website.

Welcome to www.osce.org, the official website of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). This site is managed by the Press and Public Information Section at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

For more detailed information about this website, including our privacy policy, information collected by the OSCE or third parties, links to third party websites and copyright issues, please see our Terms of Service page.

Technical requirements

This website is designed using the international standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium to assure a smooth browsing experience accessible to all our users. These standards are supported by modern web browsers such as recent versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE9 or higher), Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome and Opera Software's Opera browser. If you are using an older browser and experience problems with this site, we recommend that you upgrade your browser to the latest version. 

Adobe Reader (or any other PDF viewer) is required to view or download documents and publications in PDF format. You can download the latest version from the Adobe website.

Adobe Flash Player is required to view the videos on this site. You can download the latest version from the Adobe website.

Responsive design

The OSCE website has been designed with multiple devices in mind. So whether you're viewing on a monitor, tablet or smartphone, you will enjoy a rich user experience.