The Secretariat consists of administrative and programmatic departments and units focused on conflict prevention, economic and environmental activities, co-operation with Partner countries and organizations, gender equality, anti-trafficking, as well as transnational threats, including anti-terrorism, border management and policing reform. They monitor trends, provide expert analysis and implement projects in the field.
The Secretariat assists the OSCE Chairmanship; supports OSCE field activities; maintains contacts with international and non-governmental organizations, and provides conference, language, administrative, financial, personnel and information technology services.
History, Leadership and Structure
The Secretariat was established by the Charter of Paris for a New Europe in 1990.
Lamberto Zannier (Italy) was appointed Secretary General of the OSCE for a period of three years with effect from 1 July 2011. On 1 July 2014 he was re-appointed for a second three years’ term.
Previous Secretaries General: