OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM)

Haut Commissaire aux minorités nationales

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History

Established July 1992, Helsinki (Finland), during Summit of Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe, currently Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). First High Commissioner appointed Dec 1992; commenced operations Jan 1993.

Aims

Provide early warning and, as appropriate early action at the earliest possible stage in regard to tensions involving national minority issues which have not yet developed beyond an early warning stage, but, in the judgement of the High Commissioner, have the potential to develop into a conflict within the OSCE area.

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Activities

Conflict resolution. Operating independently, impartially and confidentially of all parties involved, the High Commissioner is empowered to conduct on-site missions and to engage in preventive diplomacy at the earliest states of tension. As well as seeking to obtain first-hand information from the parties concerned, the High Commissioner also seeks to promote dialogue, confidence and cooperation between them.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 67 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Minority, Indigenous Groups
  • Government
    • Officials

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E2753

Last News Received

2018
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