OSCE annual security review conference due in Vienna

Politics Materials 12 June 2006 13:41 (UTC +04:00)

The annual security review conference (2006 ASRC) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will be held in Vienna on 27-28 June 2006. Representatives from all 55 member-states will participate in the event, Trend reports citing OSCE secretariat.

The participants in the event will share their concerns on security-related issues and address the OSCE contributions in early warning, conflict prevention/resolution, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, including confidence- and security-building measures and other security-related issues.

Inter alia, these might include the review of the security environment in the OSCE area, the review of the effectiveness of existing tools, and the possible need to develop additional measures, to be taken by the participating States and the Organization, internally and with other international organizations. The event will also mull the relevance and the role of policing and law enforcement in ensuring and maintaining stability and security, the role of law enforcement in organized crime, terrorism, and trafficking in drugs, as well as in border security and management, and review the OSCE commitments, decisions and activities on police-related matters in the OSCE (Secretariat and missions), inter alia, on the reform of policing and on enhancing the effectiveness
of policing.

The conference will review the implementation of politico-military OSCE agreements, and how they contribute to the challenges of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, and post-conflict rehabilitation. It could contribute to identifying common ground for themes that can be further reviewed within the OSCE, and in particular by the Forum for Security Co-operation.

By 20 June, participating States and other participants of the Conference are invited to submit any written contributions they may have, including those that contain reactions to the keynote speeches. Written contributions and factual information should be submitted to the CPC who will then distribute them.