OSCE - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR)

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Established 19-21 Nov 1990, Paris (France), as Office for Free Elections - Bureau pour les élections libres, subsequently CSCE - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (CSCE ODIHR), at Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) - subsequently Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - under Charter of Paris for a New Europe (Paris Charter). Since 1992, also referred to as Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).


In the context of security and cooperation in Europe: promote democratic elections; provide assistance in consolidating democratic institutions and strengthening civil society; monitor and provide assistance to OSCE participating States in the implementation of OSCE human dimension commitments in areas of human rights, promoting tolerance and non-discrimination, and improving the situation of Roma and Sinti in the OSCE area.

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Policy/politics/regulatory; guidance/assistance/consulting; training/education; advocacy/lobbying/activism; knowledge management/information dissemination; events/meetings.


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English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 18 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 23 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 57 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Society
  • Government
    • Politics
  • Security
    • Security
  • Peace
    • Rights
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation
  • Idealism
    • Idealism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



Last News Received

19. Sep 2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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