Welcome to the website of the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Ireland was a founder member in 1975 of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), which became the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 1994. The then Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore, T.D., acted as Chair-in-Office of the OSCE in 2012.
Our role is to promote Ireland’s foreign policy interests and values at the OSCE and, through the OSCE, to promote effective multilateral and regional cooperation through the organisation’s comprehensive approach to security.
The OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organisation. Its 57 participating States cover the geographical area from Vancouver to Vladivostok and include four of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. The OSCE provides a political forum in which participating States cooperate on the basis of equality. Ireland contributes to the OSCE’s activities in the area of human rights, in helping to prevent, contain and resolve conflicts, and in many other areas covered by the OSCE’s comprehensive approach to security.
This website is designed to help you find out about Ireland’s role in the OSCE and about the OSCE itself. If you have any comments or require further information on Ireland and the OSCE, please do not hesitate to contact the Permanent Mission. This website also contains links to the OSCE Institutions, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and other closely related websites.