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Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe

With 56 States in Europe, the Americas, and Central Asia the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), headquartered in Vienna, is the most important organisation for regional security.

It offers a forum to participating States in which they can discuss political negotiations and decision making in early alerts, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.

It also plays a whistle-blowing role in the event of minority unease, breach of media freedom and violations of human rights.

A unique network of field missions enables the OSCE to enforce the political decisions made by participating States. Its main aim is to prevent or facilitate the settlement of conflicts and to promote a state of law.

The OLAI is the Luxembourg contact point to the OSCE in the fight against hate crimes.