VIENNA, 22 May 2013 – A number of inaccuracies have been reported in the media with regard to alleged detention of OSCE personnel in Moldova/Transdniestria. No OSCE staff members have been detained. The OSCE Mission continues to operate in accordance with its mandate on both sides of the Dniester/Nistru River.
Established in 2002, the OSCE Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) is the Organization's focal point for co-ordinating and facilitating OSCE initiatives and capacity-building programmes in combating terrorism. The ATU is part of the OSCE Secretariat's Transnational Threats Department (TNT).
The Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings supports the development and implementation of anti-trafficking policies in OSCE participating States.
The Conflict Prevention Centre supports the Chairman-in-Office and other OSCE bodies in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation. It plays a key role in supporting OSCE field operations.
As part of its comprehensive approach to security, the OSCE is concerned with economic and environmental matters, recognizing that co-operation in these areas can contribute to peace, prosperity and stability.
The OSCE maintains regular dialogue and co-operation with Mediterranean and Asian Partners for Co-operation, partner organizations such as the UN, EU, CoE and NATO, as well as many other international, regional and sub-regional organizations.
Full and equal exercise by women of their human rights is essential to achieving a more peaceful, secure and democratic OSCE area. The Gender Section assists, promotes and monitors the implementation of the OSCE's commitments on gender equality.
The SPMU supports policing in all OSCE participating States as part of the rule of law and fundamental democratic principles and, through assessment, expert advice and assistance, develops accountable policing services that protect and aid their citizens.