Assistance and monitoring
On 30 December 2002, the OSCE Permanent Council (Decision no. 526) decided to open the OSCE Office in Minsk on 1 January 2003 to:
assist the Belarusian Government in further promoting institution building, in further consolidating the Rule of Law and in developing relations with civil society, in accordance with OSCE principles and commitments;
assist the Belarusian Government in its efforts in developing economic and environmental activities;
monitor and report accurately on the above mentioned objectives.
The mandate of the OSCE Office in Minsk expired on 31 December 2010.