Introduction


Kazakhstan's Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Kazakhstan began its duties as chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on January 1, 2010. This is a historic achievement given that Kazakhstan is the first former Soviet Union republic to lead the OSCE.

The primary focus of the OSCE, with its 56 member states, is to promote economic and security cooperation. Addressing these issues has never been more important throughout the world than today. It is a great honor and responsibility for Kazakhstan to work with its fellow member states to build on the progress achieved by former chairs and to discuss and develop viable solutions to pressing challenges.

We invite you to visit this area often to learn about the OSCE, review news, and be updated on the progress and activities that occur throughout the year.

For more information, visit Kazakhstan's OSCE Online Headquarters and the OSCE Homepage.