First and foremost, the Centre monitors political, legal and economic developments with a view to maintaining stability in the country and the region. At the same time it promotes OSCE standards and commitments within Kazakhstan.
The Centre maintains contact with state bodies such as the government, the parliament, as well as specialized agencies such as the Human Rights Commission under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Central Election Commission and the National Environmental Centre.
It also works closely with non-governmental structures, especially with environmental and human rights NGOs. The Centre co-ordinates its activities with other international organizations and seeks to facilitate regional co-operation among the Central Asian States.
The Centre also supports other OSCE institutions such as the Chairman-in-Office, the Parliamentary Assembly, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the High Commissioner on National Minorities, the Representative on Freedom of Media.
Further information on mandates, staffing levels and budgets can be found in the annual Survey of OSCE Field Operations.