Conferences and Documents
The OSCE summit in Astana in 2010
For the first time since the summit in Istanbul in 1999, a high-level OSCE meeting was held at the end of the Kazak Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2010. The heads of state and government of the then 56 OSCE participating States met on 1 and 2 December 2010 in the Kazak capital Astana and agreed to consolidate as well as set the agenda for the further development of the OSCE with regard to the Politico-Military, Economic and Environmental and the Human Dimensions.
Declaration of the OSCE summit in Astana, 2.12.2010
From Helsinki (1975) to Istanbul (1998) – the most important summits prior to Astana
The founding document of the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Helsinki Final Act, was adopted by the original 35 participating States at the first CSCE summit conference in Helsinki from 30 July to 1 August 1975. The second CSCE summit, which took place in Paris in November 1990, laid the foundation for the process of institutionalisation. Five additional summits were held – in Helsinki in 1992, Budapest in 1994, Lisbon in 1996, Istanbul in 1999 and Astana in 2010. Each was preceded by documents and declarations that represent important milestones in the history of the organisation.
Istanbul, 18-19 November 1999
Lisbon, 2-3 December 1996
Budapest, 5-6 December 1994
(Towards a Genuine Partnership in a New Era)
Helsinki, 9-10 July 1992
(The Challenges of Change)
Paris, 19-21 November 1990
(Charter of Paris for a New Europe)
Helsinki, 1 August 1975