1. Basic Decisions
429th Meeting of the Permanent Council, 30 December 2002, Decision No. 526
The OSCE Office in Minsk has been given the following tasks:
The first Head of the Office started work in Minsk on 10 February 2003.
This mandate initially applied until 31 December 2003. The prolongation and any changes of this mandate are subject to a new decision of the OSCE Permanent Council, on an annual basis.
The mandate of the Office was prolonged at:
The OSCE Office in Minsk is staffed by a Head of Office assisted by a team of experts. The total number of staff is 13, comprising 5 internationals and 8 nationals.
The Head of Office (since 15 January 2010) is Ambassador Benedikt Haller of Germany.
6. Financial Implications
The OSCE Unified Budget for 2010, adopted on 22 December 2009, PC.DEC/923, established the budget of the OSCE Office in Minsk at EUR 1,169,100.