Working phase

Geneva 1973 to 1975

The working phase of negotiations amounted to the first multilateral East-West negotiation process. During this phase, issues were grouped together into three major “baskets.” The inclusion of such a wide range of issues reflected a comprehensive approach to security that remains one of the OSCE’s greatest assets.

Basket Description
I. Security and confidence-building measures.
II. Cooperation on economics, science and technology, and the environment.
III. Human rights and the movement of peoples, ideas, and information across national boundaries.

The three baskets are also referred to as “dimensions” of security.