From January 2017 to 2018 Austria holds Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in its Permanent Council in Vienna, the Capital of the World’s International Organizations.
The overall objectives of the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship 2017 has been conceptualized on the three main decisive action plans:
- Defusing existing conflicts;
- Intensifying the joint fight against radicalization and violet extremism;
- Fostering the re-establishment of trust.
“The success of our joint work has a direct impact on security and stability for people in the OSCE area. Austria sees itself in its traditional role as a bridge builder and a place of dialogue in times when distrust and instability resurge,” Elaborated Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz © MFA of Austria