On 30 November 2021, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) elected Finland to chair the organisation in 2025. The year 2025 will mark the 50 anniversary the Helsinki Final Act adopted at the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe.
The upcoming OSCE Chairmanship is a concrete recognition of Finland’s work for and commitment to the promotion of peace and stability in Europe. During its Chairmanship, Finland wants to strengthen the OSCE’s activities as a European security organisation and to promote dialogue and cooperation in the spirit of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe organised in Helsinki. Finland chaired the OSCE previously in 2008.
The current OSCE Chairmanship is held by Sweden, which will pass the baton to Poland at the turn of the year. In the OSCE, the 57 participating States take decisions by consensus.
The foreign ministers of the participating States of the OSCE will convene for an annual meeting of the Ministerial Council in Stockholm on 1–3 December.
Lauri Hirvonen, Counsellor, Unit for Security Policy and Crisis Management, tel. +358 295 350 063
Otto Turtonen, Special Adviser, tel. +358 50 514 5811
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