The Mission in Kosovo is the OSCE's largest field mission. It promotes human rights, rule of law and good governance and helps to develop democratic institutions. The Mission's headquarters are located in Prishtinë/Pristina and it maintains five regional centres and over 30 field teams covering municipalities throughout Kosovo.
The Mission helps Kosovo institutions to adhere to human rights and good governance principles through a proactive monitoring policy that includes monitoring, analyzing, reporting, and recommending remedial action for observed shortcomings. When necessary, the Mission provides further training and advice. Due to the reconfiguration of the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and the substantial downsizing of its field presence in 2009, the OSCE Mission has taken on an increased monitoring role, in particular with regard to early warning and reporting.
The Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo is Ambassador Jean-Claude Schlumberger of France, who was appointed in October 2012. Ambassador Schlumberger also serves as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The Press and Public Information Section is the Mission's contact point for press and public enquiries. It also runs public information campaigns to support the Mission's programmes.
The Mission's website provides an overview of its work. For more information, please contact the Mission Spokesperson, Nikola Gaon.