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The OSCE Summit: Kazakhstan 2010

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is made up of 56 participating nations from Central Asia and North America, making it the largest regional security body in the world. The organisation deals with three main elements of security: politico-military, economic and environmental, and the human aspect.

Each year, a member country is chosen to take over the chairmanship and in 2010 the honour fell to Kazakhstan, which welcomed State delegations to its capital, Astana, for the OSCE summit on 1 and 2 December.

OSCE Kazakhstan 2010 commemorates this high-profile and influential event by intelligently putting in context the work of the OSCE, recapping on its structure, background and activities, as well as outlining the issues addressed at the summit.