Other OSCE Bodies


President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Isabel Santos with former OSCE SR/CTHB Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova, on board the Italian aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi participating in the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia in 2016. (OSCE/Alberto Andreani)

President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Isabel Santos with former OSCE SR/CTHB Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova, on board the Italian aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi participating in the EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia in 2016. (OSCE/Alberto Andreani)

The Parliamentary Assembly (PA) is not a part of the OSCE per se, it is an independent organization with its own budget, staffing and decision-making process located in Copenhagen Denmark, with a liaison office in Vienna, Austria. The PA facilitates inter-parliamentary dialogue to advance comprehensive security throughout the OSCE region and cooperates closely with the ODIHR in election observation. 


The Open Skies Consultative Commission is the implementing body of the Open Skies Treaty, which in 2002 established a regime of unarmed aerial observation flights over the territory of its 34 signatories. The Commission regularly meets at the OSCE in Vienna and maintains several informal working groups of experts that deal with technical issues related to the Treaty. 


The Joint Consultative Group, based in Vienna, deals with questions related to the compliance of states with the provisions of the 1990 Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.