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The OSCE works for stability, peace and democracy for more than a billion people, through political dialogue about shared values and through practical work that contributes to sustainable progress. The OSCE's comprehensive concept of security covers the politico-military; the economic and environmental; and the human dimensions.

Politico-military dimension

Within the politico-military dimension, the OSCE seeks to create greater openness, transparency and co-operation and has developed the world’s most advanced regime of arms control and confidence-building measures. Areas of work include reforms in the security sector and the safe storage and destruction of small arms, light weapons and conventional ammunition.

Economic and environmental dimension

Economic and environmental factors can pose threats and challenges to security and stability. Within the economic and environmental dimension, the OSCE supports its participating States in promoting good governance and environmental awareness, tackling corruption, sharing natural resources and in the sound management of environmental waste.

Human dimension

All OSCE participating States agree that lasting security cannot be achieved without respect for human rights and functioning democratic institutions. The OSCE helps its participating States strengthen democratic institutions; hold genuine and transparent democratic elections; promote gender equality; ensure respect for human rights, media freedom, the rights of persons belonging to national minorities and the rule of law; and promote tolerance and non-discrimination.

Cross-dimensional

The OSCE addresses security challenges that pose a threat across borders, such as climate change, terrorism, radicalization and violent extremism, organized crime, cybercrime and trafficking in drugs, arms and human beings. The organization promotes stronger ties and co-operation between states, creating partnerships between the private and public sectors, and engaging civil society.