The High Commissioner on National Minorities
This OSCE Institution is headed by the High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) Astrid Thors (Finland). Her role is to survey the situation of national minorities in the OSCE Participating States concerning the situation in order to provide early warning and early action in case of ethnic tensions. She is currently engaged in Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and for Sinti and Roma.
The Office of the High Commissioner is located in The Hague/Netherlands.