The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
The OSCE plays an important role in the promotion of Security, Human Rights, Democracy and Conflict Prevention in the fifty seven Participating States. Regular consultations take place within the OSCE in Vienna in the field of Human Rights, Democracy, Minority Rights as well as security and disarmament. The OSCE also engages itself actively in a comprehensive election monitoring in the participating states. All countries in Europe are Participating States in the OSCE as well as the United States of America, Canada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The OSCE plays an important role in securing stability and consolidating democracy with its contribution in the above fields as well as with its Seventeen Field Missions in the Participating States.
Iceland´s priorities within the OSCE are mainly in the field of Protection of Human Rights, combating Trafficking in Human Beings and combating Terrorism.
His Excellency Ambassador Auðunn Atlason presented Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), his letters of credence as Permanent Representative of Iceland to the OSCE on 27 August 2013.