The OSCE Presence in Albania gives advice and assistance to the Albanian authorities on democratization issues, development of free media, promotion of respect for human rights and preparation of elections.
The OSCE plays a major role in the creation and development of a stable, peaceful, democratic and selfsustaining Bosnia and Herzegovina. The OSCE's mandate was established under the General Framework Agreement for Peace (GFAP), drawn up in Dayton.
The OSCE Mission to Montenegro was open on 29 June 2006 to assist and promote the implementation of OSCE principles and commitments as well as the co-operation of the Republic of Montenegro with the OSCE.
With a ceiling of 350 international and 1,150 local staff, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo is currently the largest OSCE field presence. The Mission forms a distinct component of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
The OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje is the Organization's longest-serving field mission, originally established in September 1992 to help prevent the tension and conflicts in the former socialist Republic of Yugoslavia from spreading.