Conflict prevention

From its very beginning, the CSCE linked the human dimension of security with the effort to avert the outbreak of violent conflict. The OSCE is not only interested in the human dimension for its intrinsic value, but also for its role in addressing many of the underlying issues that might give rise to violent conflict.

OSCE field missions carry out their mandates in a wide variety of ways. This section describes the various techniques that the OSCE uses to address long-term conflict prevention.