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Fihal PeporI ahd
PecommehdaIiohs oI Ihe
PaneI of Eminent Persons
Oh SIrehgIhehihg Ihe EIIecIivehess oI Ihe OSCE
27 June 2005
Towards a More Effective OSCE
Towards a More Effective OSCE
Final Feporl and
Feconnendalions of lhe
PaneI of Eminent Persons
On Slrenglhening lhe Effecliveness of lhe OSCE

27 June 2005
Iotroductioo. A Maodate Ior 6haoge 5
1 Ihe ü$6E's Fositioo, 8oIe, aod Approach 1
1.1 Adaotinu to a new securitv oaradiuu 7
1.2 Strenutheninu unitv of ouroose and effectiveness 8
1.3 Felations with other international oruanisations and oartners 10
1.1 Couoarative advantaues and focus 11
2 Iæproviog 6oæpreheosive, 6oææoo aod 6o-operative $ecurity 13
2.1 New threats and challenues -
the need for a cross-diuensional oersoective 13
2.2 The Folitico-Militarv üiuension 11
2.3 The Econouic and Environuental üiuension 15
2.1 The huuan üiuension 1ë
3 Ihe $tructuraI 8espoose 19
3.1 Strenutheninu the 0SCE's identitv and orohle 19
3.2 luorovinu consultative and decision-uakinu orocesses 20
3.3 Clarifvinu the roles of the Chairuan-in-0fhce
and Secretarv 0eneral 22
3.1 Enhancinu held ooerations 23
3.5 Strenutheninu ooerational caoacities 25
Aooex I. AckoowIedgeæeots 21
The Fanel 27
Fanel Meetinus 28
Fanel Suooort 29
Fanel 0uests 30
Aooex II. Ihe FaoeI's Maodate 32

AddiIiohal ihIormaIioh oh speciIc OSCE Ihemes, provided ih Ihe explahaIory
boxes, does hoI reIecI ahy opihiohs or recommehdaIiohs Irom Ihe Pahel or ihdividual
ínlroduclion: A íandale for Change
urope is going tlrougl a dvnamic period of transition. It las experienced
signifcant political and social clanges. Mucl of wlat las been agreed since
1975 in Helsinki las been aclieved. ͳere las been substantial progress
on tle patl of establisling democratic institutions and market economies. ͳe
Cold War division lines lave disappeared. ͳe OSCE las contributed to tlis
New tlreats to international securitv and stabilitv lave emerged. Diĉerent lis-
toric backgrounds, tle uneven pace of integration, economic growtl and dem-
ocratic development lave led to tle emergence of new problems in aclieving
comprelensive securitv.
Altlougl tle OSCE's abilitv to adjust in a ßexible manner to tle clanging
securitv environment is generallv appreciated, its relevance, eĉectiveness and
strategic orientation lave been questioned. In 2004, most members of tle Com-
monwealtl of Independent States issued tle Moscow Declaration and tlen tle
Astana Appeal to OSCE partners witl a number of criticisms and suggestions
for reforming tle OSCE.
ͳe underlving concern is wletler tle OSCE is living up to tle expectations
of building a Europe 'wlole and free", or wletler new dividing lines are being
drawn. Is tle OSCE losing its focus and its relevance: Has it been applving double
standards: Is tlere an imbalance between tle dimensions and an exaggerated
focus on countries East of Vienna: Does a real political will exist to make use of
tle Organization to solve problems related to tle region's securitv issues: Sucl
questions are being asked at tle liglest level.
Several Clairmanslips lave given reform a ligl prioritv. At tle Ministe-
rial Council in Sofa in December 2004, OSCE Foreign Ministers expressed
tleir awareness of tle need for a broad and tlorougl debate on reviewing and
strengtlening tle role of tle OSCE. ͳev expressed tle belief tlat tle OSCE
could be more eĉective, and tlerefore decided to establisl a Panel of Eminent
Persons on Strengtlening tle Eĉectiveness of tle OSCE. ͳis was followed up
bv tle Slovenian Clairmanslip tlrougl tle appointment of tle signatories.
ͳe mandate of tle Panel is to give new impetus to political dialogue and pro-
vide strategic vision for tle OSCE in tle 21st centurv, to review tle eĉectiveness
of tle Organization, its bodies and structures, and to provide recommendations
on measures to eĉectivelv meet tle clallenges alead.
ͳe Panel las not reviewed global tlreats and clallenges. ͳis las alreadv
been comprelensivelv addressed, in tle OSCE context, tlrougl tle OSCE Strat-
egv to Address ͳreats to Securitv and Stabilitv in tle Twentv-First Centurv.
ͳe Panel brießv assessed tle strategic role and position of tle OSCE in tle
European securitv network, considered low tlis role can be more clearlv de-
fned and furtler strengtlened, and provided recommendations on low tlis
could be done.
ͳese recommendations are designed to contribute to tle Higl Level OSCE
Consultations, to strengtlen tle long-term eĉectiveness of tle Organization, for
tle beneft of improving securitv tlrougl co-operation in tle OSCE area. ͳe
Panel trusts tlat tle participating States will fnd its recommendations useful
and tlat tle outcome will contribute to revitalising tle Organization.

The OSCE´s Posilion, Fole,
and Approach
1.1 AduµtIng to u new securIty µurudIgm
1. ͳe OSCE is an integral part of 'European" securitv, including botl
tle Transatlantic and Eurasian dimensions. In tle network of Euro-
pean securitv organisations it is distinguislable bv its broad member-
slip, its comprelensive mandate and its activities in its feld operations.
ͳe OSCE is tle onlv regional Organization for co-operative securitv
issues in wlicl States from Vancouver to Vladivostok participate on
equal terms. ͳe OSCE's comprelensive approacl to securitv is based
on ligl-level political dialogue and a broad range of ßexible institu-
tions and instruments. ͳe OSCE las a comprelensive approacl to
securitv, clearlv expressed in a series of agreements and supported bv
instruments in all dimensions of securitv, to wlicl all members lave
agreed. ͳis combination las made tle OSCE a useful service provider
in all felds.
2. ͳe old dividing lines of tle Cold War no longer exist. As a conse-
quence, tle role of tle OSCE, like otler securitv organisations, is be-
ing adapted to tlis new securitv paradigm. Wlile tle OSCE, during
tle last 15 vears, las continued to prove its value tlrougl its abilitv to
respond adequatelv to new tlreats to European securitv, tle Organi-
zation's agenda and its set of operational tools needs furtler improve-
3. A rapidlv evolving European and Eurasian landscape requires an or-
ganisation like tle OSCE to plav a constructive role in preventing tle
emergence of new dividing lines. Recent events slow tle need for tle
OSCE to manage and resolve crises, prevent conßict, and strengtlen
comprelensive securitv, regional co-operation and foster peace. Un-
resolved conßicts in tle OSCE area are a concern to all participating
States. States in wlicl oĊcial institutions and tleir capacitv to gov-
ern are still developing can beneft from OSCE assistance. Terrorism,
traĊcking (in particular in luman beings), corruption and organised
crime all proft from instabilitv, wlicl in turn las an impact on tle se-
curitv of all participating States.
Unresolved conûicts
ln several oarts of the 0SCE reuion, there are unresolved conNicts lthe Nauorno-Karabakh conNict,
the 0eoruian-0ssetian conNict, the 0eoruian-Abkhat conNict and the Moldova-Transdniestrian
conNictI where uajor huhtinu took olace in the late 1980s and/or the hrst half of the 1990s. The
hostilities have all but ceased, althouuh no lonu-lastinu solution has been reached between the
oarties concerned. The 0SCE has been called on to assist in hndinu oeaceful solutions, a soecihc
task which varies frou issue to issue, accordinu to the individual uandates aureed bv the relevant
decision-uakinu bodies of the 0SCE.
4. ͳe OSCE's consensus-based decision-making and co-operative ap-
proacl make it a forum wlere all participants come togetler witl an
equal voice. It integrates all States witl an interest and stake in Euro-
pean securitv. In tlat respect, it is a necessarv, vet underused forum for
comprelensive political dialogue on issues witl an impact on securitv
and co-operation across a vast area.
5. As a privileged member of tle OSCE familv, tle Parliamentarv Assem-
blv can make a specifc contribution. In particular it can plav an im-
portant role in raising awareness of OSCE principles and commitments
notablv in national parliaments of participating States.
6. ͳe relationslip witl NCOs is important and slould be furtler devel-
oped. NCOs can provide useful information and be valuable partners
in processes of broad consultations.
1.2 StrengthenIng unIty of µurµose und eĉectIveness
7. OSCE values and commitments are tle bedrock on wlicl tle Org-
anization stands. ͳev constitute tle principles and standards on tle
basis of wlicl States participate in tle OSCE. ͳerefore tle most im-
portant step towards a stronger and more relevant OSCE is a frm re-
commitment to tle standards and political commitments its leaders
lave signed up to since 1975. All OSCE commitments, witlout excep-
tion, applv equallv to all participating States. Anv action undertaken in
accordance witl one sucl commitment slould be consistent witl all
otler commitments. Raising awareness of OSCE commitments, and
tleir full implementation bv all participating States will enlance tle
profle of tle Organization and tle understanding of its relevance.
ͳe OSCE at a glance
The 0SCE is an ¨0ruanitation" onlv since
1 Januarv 1995, and it retains the underlvinu
frauework of the earlier ¨Conference" on Secu-
ritv and Co-ooeration in Eurooe lCSCEI, which
hrst uet in 1973. The CSCE is best known for the
helsinki Final Act siuned on 1 Auuust 1975, and
the so-called ¨helsinki orocess" that olaved an
iuoortant role in insoirinu huuan riuhts activists
and fosterinu détente in the 1970s and 80s.
The CSCE was conceived at the heiuht of the
Cold War as a diolouatic uechanisu to bridue
the oositions of the three blocs - NAT0, the War-
saw Fact and the non-aliuned or neutral states.
lts ueubershio was broad in order to include all
States with a stake and interest in Eurooean se-
curitv. frou vancouver to vladivostok. Follow-
inu the end of the Cold War, the CSCE was trans-
forued into an oruanisation to assist States in
the orocess of oost-couuunist transition to de-
uocracv and uarket econouv and to helo all
oarticioatinu States to address new threats and
challenues to securitv.
The so-called ¨three diuensions" - oolitico-
uilitarv, econouic & environuental, and huuan
- lcorresoondinu to the ¨three baskets" of the
CSCE's helsinki Final ActI still dehne the 0SCE's
uniuue and couorehensive aooroach to securitv.
Siuilarlv, the orocesses of dialouue, neuotiation
and co-ooeration, based uoon consensus, reuain
as the 0ruanitation's uode of decision-takinu
and its ooerational oractice.
An active oartner in the network of
Eurooean securitv oruanisations and a reuional
oruanisation under the united Nations Charter,
the 0SCE can claiu a lead role in addressinu
issues within the four ohases of the ¨conNict
cvcle" - earlv warninu, conNict orevention, crisis
uanaueuent and oost-conNict rehabilitation
affectinu anv of its States. The uain oolitical
arenas of the 0SCE are the Feruanent Council
laubassadors in viennaI, the Ministerial Council
and Suuuits. The Foruu for Securitv Co-
ooeration in vienna oversees the uilitarv section
of the hrst diuension.
8. To increase tle eĉectiveness of tle OSCE, tle Organization needs to
create a stronger sense of common purpose among its participants, to
make States feel tlat tlev lave a stake in tle Organization and tlat
tlev are treated as equals. Sucl a development could be realised along
tle following lines:
a) Wlile retaining its comprelensive approacl to securitv tle OSCE
slould focus its work on tlose areas wlere it las comparative ad-
vantages and can add value,
b) Strengtlening trust and confdence between participating States as
well as between groups of States is of crucial importance. ͳe OSCE
slould plav its role as an organisation for equal and even-landed co-
operation and assistance in maintaining securitv and stabilitv, and
all OSCE instruments slould be applied in tlis spirit,
c) Identifving agendas, priorities and topics consistent witl fostering
compliance witl OSCE commitments,
d) ͳe work of tle Secretariat, Institutions and feld operations of tle
Organization must be colerent and consistent witl priorities of tle
OSCE set bv tle participating States so tlat tle Organization las a
common focus and external profle,
e) ͳe basic priorities and action plans must lave a long-term
perspective and be in line witl tle evolving securitv environment,
f) A stronger focus and colerence of action would slape a stronger
OSCE identitv witl a common perception of tle OSCE's goals, botl
internallv as well as for tle general public,
g) Stronger political leaderslip and management of tle Secretariat,
Institutions and feld operations of tle Organization slould contrib-
ute to tle desired colerence and long-term relevance and applicabil-
itv of basic principles, wlile tle diĉerent Institutions slould retain
tleir abilitv to make independent evaluations and take programmat-
ic initiatives in accordance witl tleir respective mandates.
1.3 RelutIons wIth other InternutIonul orgunIsutIons und µurtners
9. ͳe OSCE's role as a regional arrangement under Clapter VIII of tle
United Nations Clarter las been inßuenced bv tle enlargement of tle
European Union, NATO and tle Council of Europe. ͳis las led to
an increasing overlap in memberslips, mandates and capacities. More-
over, tle role of tle OSCE and low it is perceived varv in tle diĉerent
participating States,JOUFSBMJB depending on tleir relationslip to tlese
otler international organisations.
10. Managed well and taking into account tle legitimate interests of all
participating States, co-operation and co-ordination witl otler actors
strengtlen common and comprelensive securitv witlin tle OSCE
area. ͳe main responsibilitv lies witl participating States to en-
sure tlat policv planning looks at European securitv organisations in
concert and not in isolation. ͳe Panel recommends tlat:
a) ͳe relationslip witl tle UN slould be furtler developed, taking
into account tle ongoing discussions on tle reform of tle UN to
strengtlen tle complementaritv between tle UN and regional ar-
rangements, for example in tle regional implementation of global
instruments, in conßict prevention and peace-building,
b) Pragmatic and even-landed co-operation slould be enlanced be-
tween tle OSCE and otler regional and sub-regional organisations
especiallv in relation to crisis management, setting and implementa-
tion of norms, and operational activities,
c) On tle basis of tle Declaration on Co-operation endorsed in War-
saw on 17 Mav 2005 between tle OSCE and tle Council of Eu-
rope, furtler practical work slould be carried out to fullv realise tle
potential of tlis co-operative relationslip,
d) Being an independent Organization witl its distinctive mandate,
relations between tle OSCE and otler international organisations
in tle European securitv network slould focus on wlat tle OSCE
does best and wlere its added value lies,
e) ͳe OSCE's role and comparative advantages slould be regularlv
and svstematicallv assessed as part of tle agenda of tle Ministerial
Council and tle Permanent Council.
11. Since securitv in tle OSCE area is aĉected bv international develop-
ments, particularlv in adjacent areas, tle OSCE las a clear self-inter-
est in slaring its securitv-related expertise witl its neiglbours. ͳe
OSCE slould remain prepared to consider invitations to contribute as
appropriate to tle development of securitv and democracv, particular-
lv in Partners for Co-operation and neiglbouring States, and in special
cases outside tle OSCE area.
OSCE's counter-terrorism activities
The 0SCE has activelv suooorted the work of the united Nations and its soecialised bodies in
the ulobal effort auainst terrorisu. This suooort is uost clearlv reNected in the 0SCE's work on
the ratihcation and iuoleuentation of the 12 universal Anti-Terrorisu lnstruuents. The 0SCE also
facilitates caoacitv-buildinu assistance. ln Januarv 2001, the 0SCE and lnternational Civil Aviation
0ruanitation llCA0I hosted an unorecedented international closed-door, law enforceuent workshoo
on counterinu the threat of shoulder-hred uissiles lMANFAüsI to civil aviation. ln Mav 2005, the
0SCE, in co-ooeration with the uN lnter-reuional Criue and Justice Fesearch lnstitute luNlCFlI,
oruanised another such event, this tiue on suicide terrorisu.
1.4 ComµurutIve udvuntuges und focus
12. Making use of its comparative advantages, tle OSCE slould bear in
mind its co-operative approacl and slould lelp States, at tleir request
and invitation, to lelp tlemselves in tle agreed areas. Assistance in
capacitv-building, witl respect to implementing OSCE commitments
slould tlerefore be a main aim of operational activities.
13. In some OSCE prioritv areas, sucl as police training, rule of law and
tle fglt against traĊcking in luman beings, tle OSCE could take a
leading role.
OSCE police-related activities
The 0ruanitation's involveuent in oolice activities hrst beuan in Croatia durinu 1998 with advisorv
and uonitorinu tasks. This develooed into advisinu on oolice reforu over the whole countrv. The
0SCE's role in the traininu of oolice started in 1999 with the Kosovo Folice Service School-orourauue,
which has uraduated soue 7,000 oolice ofhcers. 0SCE then assisted in oolice-related activities
in ethnicallv uixed areas of southern Serbia, later extended to both the reoublics of Serbia and
Monteneuro and introduced to the foruer Yuuoslav Feoublic of Macedonia. ln 2003, the Strateuic
Folice Matters unit launched its hrst full-scale, lonu-teru orourauue to assist the oolice force in a
oarticioatinu State, Kvruvtstan.
14. ͳe OSCE is a norm-setter in areas covered bv its comprelensive man-
date. Wlen requested, tle OSCE slould assist participating States to
fulfl OSCE commitments. If asked, it could also encourage and assist
witlin its competence participating States to adopt and implement tle
norms and standards set bv otler international organisations.
15. Under tle prevailing circumstances and taking into account tlat tle
priorities for OSCE co-operation witl participating States mav varv
from countrv to countrv, tle Panel believes tlat tle OSCE slould give
prioritv to:
a) Enlancing political dialogue,
b) Earlv warning and conßict prevention,
c) Post-conßict relabilitation including restorative justice and recon-
d) Arms control and confdence- and securitv-building measures,
e) ͳe fglt against terrorism, extremism and organised crime,
f) Promotion of police training, border management, tle rule of law
and democratic control of armed forces,
g) Encouraging regional economic co-operation,
l) Promotion of tolerance and non-discrimination, including respect
for tle riglts of persons belonging to national minorities and pro-
tection of freedom of tle media,
i) Election observation and tle follow-up of recommendations,
j) Institution-building and tle promotion of good governance,
k) ͳe fglt against traĊcking in luman beings, drugs and weapons.

ínproving Conprehensive,
Connon and Co·operalive
2.1 New threuts und chullenges ~ the need for u cross-dImensIonul
16. Since tle 1975 Helsinki Final Act, tle CSCEiOSCE's commitments
and activities lave traditionallv been divided into tlree baskets, or di-
mensions. ͳis las been a convenient wav to cluster issues into subject
areas: tle politico-militarv, economic and environmental, and luman
17. ͳe CSCEiOSCE earlv on recognised tlat securitv is comprelensive
and indivisible and tlat tle dimensions are inter-linked. As UN Sec-
retarv-Ceneral Kof Annan writes in lis report *OMBSHFSGSFFEPN, 'not
onlv are development, securitv and luman riglts all imperative, tlev
also reinforce eacl otler".
18. ͳe OSCE's comprelensive approacl to securitv, plus its comprelen-
sive mandate, are two of its lallmarks and greatest strengtls. Clobali-
sation, increasing inter-dependence and tle emergence of new tlreats
to securitv in tle OSCE region (including from non-state actors) lave
led to a furtler blurring of lines between dimensions and make a nar-
row one-dimensional approacl less relevant. A cross-dimensional per-
spective is tlerefore needed more tlan ever, botl in terms of a concep-
tual approacl and in leading to co-ordinated, pragmatic activities. Sucl
an approacl underlines tle crucial importance of all tlree dimensions
in tle context of comprelensive securitv. ͳe OSCE is well-equipped
and well-positioned to take sucl a cross-dimensional approacl and put
it into practice. Furtlermore, eĉective multilateralism can enable col-
lective action to tackle trans-national and cross-sector clallenges. ͳe
Panel tlerefore recommends:
a) Higl-level, ligl-profle meetings on tlematic issues could be con-
vened as necessarv to focus attention on matters of relevance to all
participating States. For example, decisions on tle venue of future
conferences on tolerance and non-discrimination slould be decided
taking into account tle geograplical diversitv of States witl multi-
etlnic and multi-religious populations,
b) Cross-dimensional approacles slould be reßected in all aspects of
OSCE activities, including meetings like tle Economic Forum, tle
budget, Programme Outline and public relations material,
c) In view of tle specifc structural and institutional set-up of tle
OSCE, a cross-dimensional approacl implies tle need for increased
intra-Organizational co-ordination, particularlv in relation to com-
bating new tlreats to securitv,
d) Cross-dimensional elements of strategies and projects slould be
strengtlened bv close co-operation witl otler regional and sub-re-
gional organisations tlat oĉer complementarv resources, capabili-
ties and expertise.
ͳe OSCE budget cycle
The unihed ßuduet of the 0SCE is hnanced bv contributions frou the oarticioatinu States. The
aooroved buduet for 2005 auounts to 1ë8.ë uillion Euros. ln the 2005 buduet, the allocation for the
Secretariat and the lnstitutions reoresents 31 oer cent of the total resources, whereas ë9 oer cent
is allocated to held ooerations. The buduet orocess is orourauuatic. The uain oolitical oriorities for
the followinu vear's buduet are discussed in the Frourauue 0utline. The Advisorv Couuittee on
Manaueuent and Finance deals with buduetarv uatters. This bodv oreoares buduet decisions for
aooroval bv the Feruanent Council. ln addition to the resources in the unihed ßuduet, oarticioatinu
States uav also donate extra-buduetarv contributions to various orojects. ln 2001, extra-buduetarv
incoue auounted to 21.1 uillion Euros.
2.2 ͷe PolItIco-MIlItury DImensIon
19. ͳe OSCE las a well-earned reputation for dealing witl tle politico-
militarv aspects of securitv. ͳe OSCE's infrastructure and work in dis-
armament, arms control and confdence- and securitv-building meas-
ures (CSBMs) plav an important role in fostering securitv in Europe
and are an integral element of tle OSCE's comprelensive approacl to
20. As tle OSCE's work in tle politico-militarv dimension was geared to-
wards tle militarv balances and strategic priorities of tle 1980s and
earlv 1990s, it slould be brouglt up to date to deal witl tle clallenges
identifed in tle OSCE Strategv to Address ͳreats to Securitv and Sta-
bilitv in tle Twentv-First Centurv.
21. Otler fundamental documents dealing witl tle political-militarv di-
mension, like certain elements of Clapter III of tle 1992 Helsinki Doc-
ument and tle 1999 Vienna Document slould be reviewed and brouglt
up to date wlere necessarv.
22. ͳe OSCE could slare its expertise in tlis dimension witl otlers fac-
ing similar tlreats, particularlv at tle sub-regional level. In turn, it
could if advantageous draw on tle expertise and resources of otlers to
make tle most eĉective use of available capabilities.
2.3 ͷe EconomIc und EnvIronmentul DImensIon
23. ͳe Strategv Document for tle Economic and Environmental Dimen-
sion oĉers a good opportunitv for addressing common economic and
environmental clallenges to securitv in tle OSCE area. ͳe OSCE will
never lave tle means and resources to be a major donor. Its nicle is in
addressing economic and environmental aspects of securitv in a lolis-
tic, cross-dimensional wav tlat takes into account tle comprelensive
nature of securitv as a wav of promoting co-operation and conßict pre-
a) ͳe OSCE slould strengtlen its capacities including tlose on tle
ground to support and lelp in meeting local clallenges bv mobi-
lising international resources and expertise possessed, for instance,
bv tle World Bank, European Union, UN Development Program
(UNDP), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
(EBRD), NCOs and otlers,
b) Sucl an approacl would liglliglt tle OSCE's possibilities as a co-
operative partner, and it would strengtlen tle link between economic
development, inter-state economic co-operation, good governance
and democratisation. Bv linking international actors witl signifcant
resources to lost countries witl specifc needs, tle OSCE could
promote a programmatic approacl witlout unnecessarilv (and
unrealisticallv) trving to develop and manage large-scale projects on
its own,
c) ͳe OSCE slould promote sub-regional co-operation, for example
in soutl-eastern Europe, tle Soutl Caucasus and Central Asia,
d) Activities in tle economic and environmental dimension slould re-
ßect tle OSCE's role as a comprelensive securitv organisation. A
good example is tle Environment and Securitv Initiative, wlere tle
OSCE adds value regarding tle securitv aspect, wlereas tle UNDP
incorporates tle development aspect and tle UN Environment Pro-
gram (UNEP) tle environmental aspect,
e) Environmental problems lave important securitv aspects in felds
tlat tle OSCE could address,JOUFSBMJB tle growing problem of en-
vironmental refugees and internallv displaced persons,
f) Public-private partnerslip is crucial to aclieve environmentallv sus-
tainable growtl. ͳe OSCE slould promote tle UN's Clobal Com-
pact Initiative and similar initiatives.
2.4 ͷe Humun DImensIon
24. In tle luman dimension, encompassing luman riglts (including na-
tional minoritv riglts), tle rule of law, and democracv, tle OSCE las
developed comprelensive standards and commitments. OSCE partici-
pating States lave agreed, for example in tle 1991 Moscow Document,
tlat commitments undertaken in tle luman dimension are matters
of direct and legitimate concern to all participating States and do not
belong exclusivelv to tle internal aĉairs of tle State concerned. ͳe
OSCE las a progressive approacl to protecting tle dignitv of tle indi-
vidual. Human securitv in general, and tle securitv of tle individual in
particular, are seen as tle individual and collective responsibilitv of all
participating States. Human riglts and securitv are inseparable.
a) Monitoring of tle implementation of luman dimension standards
is a particularlv clallenging and in manv situations ligllv sensi-
tive task. To encourage equal treatment and improve transparencv,
OSCE monitoring slould be done in an unbiased and more stand-
ardised wav.
b) ͳe OSCEiODIHR's work on electoral monitoring and assistance
is an area wlere tle OSCE las extensive experience and expertise
and is widelv known. It is important to improve and furtler develop
a ligl OSCE profle on tlis issue to lelp participating States upon
tleir request to implement tle commitments tlev lave alreadv
undertaken and to consider new commitments wlicl correspond
to evolving election issues, sucl as tle introduction of new
c) Special attention slould be devoted to election monitoring standards
based on experience acquired. Criteria and metlodologv tlat ensure
objectiveness, transparencv and professionalism slould be furtler
developed and an approacl taken tlat guarantees equal treatment of
all participating States. ͳe existing landbook on election monitor-
ing and otler election meclanisms and practices slould be periodi-
callv updated witl tle active involvement of election practitioners
from various election monitoring bodies,
d) Participating States concerned and ODIHR slould be encouraged to
pav more attention to post-election follow-up tlrougl dialogue and
practical co-operative support. In addition, after consultation witl
tle State concerned, ODIHR slould report to tle Permanent Coun-
cil (PC) on election follow-up.
e) ͳe OSCE slould build on its work on tolerance and non-discrim-
ination, and promote tlis tleme across its full range of activities.
ODIHR and otler Institutions slould make eĉective use of tle data,
information and existing analvtical capacities of otler international
organisations and researcl institutes.
f) ͳe OSCE slould restructure tle role currentlv plaved bv tle tlree
Personal Representatives on tolerance and non-discrimination, in-
corporating tle work of tle Personal Representatives into tle struc-
ture of tle ODIHR in a suitable wav.
25. If a Human Dimension Committee is establisled (see para. 32), tle
Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) could be reduced
to a maximum of fve davs. Upon invitation, tle HDIM could be leld
outside Warsaw everv second vear in order to raise its profle and
increase tle sense of ownerslip among participating States.
The Slruclural Fesponse
26. In order to improve its eĉectiveness, tle OSCE requires structural re-
form. A number of clanges are necessarv to address tle issue of tle
Organization's profle and identitv, its management and leaderslip, its
decision-making processes, low its feld operations are run, and its op-
erational capabilities.
3.1 StrengthenIng the OSCE's IdentIty und µrofle
27. ͳe Panel believes it is important to raise tle awareness of tle OSCE in
tle participating States.
28. ͳe OSCE's development from a conference to a full-ßedged interna-
tional organisation must now be completed, fnallv making 'participat-
ing States" into 'member States".
29. ͳe OSCE's standing as an international organisation is landicapped
bv its lack of a legal personalitv. ͳe lack of a clear status also aĉects
OSCE personnel wlen stationed in crisis areas witlout tle protection
tlat diplomatic recognition would give tlem.
30. ͳe Panel tlerefore recommends tlat:
a) Participating States slould devise a concise Statute or Clarter of tle
OSCE containing its basic goals, principles and commitments, as
well as tle structure of its main decision-making bodies. ͳis would
lelp tle OSCE to become a full-scale regional organisation,
b) Participating States agree on a convention recognising tle OSCE's
legal capacitv and granting privileges and immunities to tle OSCE
and its oĊcials. Sucl a convention would not diminisl in anv wav
tle politicallv binding claracter of OSCE commitments.
c) ͳe OSCE's profle among otler international organisations would
be raised bv focusing more clearlv on a limited range of priorities,
giving a more public and long-term face to its leaderslip, and en-
couraging a stronger sense of ownerslip among its participants.
d) To make itself more accessible tle OSCE slould provide to tle pub-
lic a better understanding of wlat is lappening witlin tle OSCE.
More eĉorts slould be made to publicise and explain tle impor-
tant work of tle feld operations. Admission of tle press or public to
meetings of tle Permanent Council slould be considered more of-
ten. Deepening furtler tle engagement witl NCOs would also lelp
to spread information about tle OSCE's contributions to compre-
lensive securitv.
e) A long-term strategic perspective based on establisled OSCE strat-
egies would be useful in order to improve planning and continuitv
and reduce tle clance of priorities clanging annuallv. ͳis could be
enlanced bv giving tle Secretarv Ceneral a stronger role in ensur-
ing consistencv and continuitv of OSCE priorities.
f) ͳe Permanent Council slould plav a leading role in adopting politi-
cal priorities and planning activities of tle Organization in accord-
ance witl Ministerial Council decisions and translating tlem into
budget programmes.
3.2 ImµrovIng consultutIve und decIsIon-mukIng µrocesses
31. ͳe OSCE slould activelv use its potential as a forum for equal, mean-
ingful and ligl-level political dialogue among all participating States.
32. One of tle OSCE's strengtls is its inclusiveness. ͳis slould be fullv
reßected in its consultative and decision-making bodies. In order to
make tlese bodies more inclusive, inter-active and transparent, involv-
ing all participating States more activelv and eĉectivelv, tle Panel rec-
a) To introduce a committee structure made up of tlree pillars cor-
responding to tle traditional dimensions: a Securitv Committee, a
Human Dimension Committee and an Economic and Environmen-
tal Committee. Sucl a Committee structure, sub-ordinate to tle
Permanent Council, would allow for more open exclanges, would
focus tle agenda of tle Permanent Council and would raise its pro-
fle as a forum for political dialogue and decision-making.
b) ͳe Panel was divided on wletler tle actual tasks and functions
of tle Forum for Securitv Co-operation (FSC) could be fulflled bv
tle new Securitv Committee. One view was tlat tle FSC slould be
transformed into tle new Securitv Committee. ͳe otler view was
tlat tle FSC slould be maintained witl its autonomous status, ful-
flling its 1992 mandate witl its agenda updated. ͳe latter position
would mean tlat tle new Securitv Committee would not substitute
for tle FSC but would onlv fulfl tle non-militarv aspects of tle po-
litico-militarv dimension, not covered bv tle FSC.
33. ͳe Panel furtler recommends:
a) To broaden tle ownerslip of tle participatorv process bv increas-
ing tle number of participating States involved in clairing commit-
b) ͳat tle OSCE slould codifv, revise and bring up to date its rules of
c) ͳat consensus slould be preserved as tle rule for OSCE decision-
d) ͳat in order to prevent protracted debates over senior appoint-
ments, participating States witl candidates slould not abuse tle
consensus rule bv unilaterallv blocking consensus,
e) ͳat tle countries tlat are blocking consensus slould be identifed,
f) ͳat more eĉective use slould be made of informal discussions, as a
part of tle decision-making process,
g) ͳat ambassadors-onlv discussions could be leld in Vienna from
time to time, to encourage a more open exclange of views on sensi-
tive matters.
34. For a number of vears, Ministerial Council meetings lave been par-
ticularlv diĊcult. ͳe meetings (including tle preparations tlereof)
are perceived to lave been overloaded witl reports and decisions tlat
could lave been dealt witl bv tle Permanent Council. ͳe Panel rec-
a) Reviewing tle preparations for tle Ministerial Council and tle tra-
ditional form of tle Ministerial Council decisions. Concentrating
tle oĊcial results in an agreed political communiqué miglt lelp to
regain tle attention of tle public for tlis central event in tle OSCE's
vearlv work cvcle.
3.3 ClurIfyIng the roles of the ChuIrmun-In-OĊce und Secretury Generul
35. In addressing tle division of labour between tle Clairman-in-OĊce
and tle Secretarv Ceneral, tle Panel believes tlat it is necessarv to
lave a more precise defnition of roles in order to increase eĉectiveness
and provide tle OSCE witl a clearer identitv.
36. ͳe role of tle Clairman-in-OĊce slould be to lead tle political,
ratler tlan tle operational activities of tle Organization. ͳe Clair-
man-in-OĊce's most important tasks, to be performed personallv or
tlrougl lisiler representative, slould continue to include:
a) Providing tle executive political leaderslip of tle Organization,
b) Preparing tle Ministerial Council,
c) Preparing draft decisions and presiding over tle discussions of tle
Permanent Council,
d) Introducing new political initiatives and proposals for political prior-
ities for tle Organization, to be submitted to tle Permanent Coun-
e) Assisting tle participating States in building consensus.
37. Building on tle Sofa Ministerial Council decision on tle Role of tle
Secretarv Ceneral (MC.DECi15i04), tle Panel recommends tlat tle
role of tle Secretarv Ceneral slould be furtler enlanced so as to
enable limiler to:
a) Be a public face of tle Organization, to be able to communicate a
long-term, colerent identitv of tle OSCE and its operations,
b) Plav a greater role in identifving potential tlreats to regional securi-
tv and bring tlem, after consultation witl tle Clairman-in-OĊce,
to tle attention of participating States,
c) Be more activelv involved in developing tle operational aspects of
tle OSCE's priorities,
d) Plav a more active role in tle operational management of feld opera-
tions. As tle development of events requires, tle Secretarv Ceneral
slould report to tle Permanent Council on feld operation-related
e) Take tle lead on OSCE's operational engagement in crisis situa-
f) Plav a greater role in planning, bv proposing multi-vear objectives
(including a budget perspective),
g) Plav a more active role in co-ordinating OSCE activities, including
tlrougl tle losting of at least one meeting a vear witl leads of In-
l) Be tle central point of contact for otler international organisations
and NCOs for all aspects of operational issues relevant bevond tle
mandate of individual OSCE structures and Institutions.
38. ͳe enlanced and more active role for tle Secretarv Ceneral will
a) A continuous exclange of information and close co-operation be-
tween tle Secretarv Ceneral and tle Clairman-in-OĊce,
b) ͳe need for a strengtlened Secretariat, organised to support tle
Secretarv Ceneral as well as tle Clairman-in-OĊce,
c) Better pooling and clannelling of existing information particular-
lv from OSCE Institutions, feld operations and researcl centres as
well as improved processing of sucl information, including tle de-
velopment of lessons learned and best practices.
39. ͳe enlanced role of tle Secretarv Ceneral mav necessitate tle crea-
tion of tle post of Under or Deputv Secretarv Ceneral.
40. It mav also entail tle need for more resources to enable tle Secretarv
Ceneral to eĉectivelv carrv out lisiler mandate.
3.4 EnhuncIng feld oµerutIons
41. Field Operations remain an innovative and operational aspect of tle
OSCE's work, and deserve special attention. ͳev are an asset and
wlere possible slould be even furtler improved.
OSCE ñeld operations
Since 1991, the CSCE/0SCE has deoloved over 20 held ooerations lor uissionsI at the reuuest of the
host countries. Currentlv, there are 18 held ooerations based in 1ë host countries, with a total staff of
3,390 l1/3 seconded, 2/3 locallv euolovedI. The uissions are deoloved across the ßalkans, Eastern
Eurooe, the southern Caucasus and Central Asia. The biuuest uissions are concentrated in the
ßalkans. Althouuh varvinu ureatlv, all uission uandates share the fact that thev are neuotiated with
the host countrv reuuestinu an 0SCE oresence and uust then have the aooroval of the full Feruanent
Council. All existinu uandates have a duration of 12 uonths or less, exceot one l0SCE Centre in
AshuabadI that is at oresent unliuited. Currentlv the laruest held ooeration is the 0SCE Mission in
Kosovo l0MiKI which, althouuh declininu, still accounts for about half of all exoenditure on held
ooerations and one third of all 0SCE staff deoloved in the held.
42. ͳe Panel makes tle following recommendations for improving tle ef-
fectiveness of feld operations:
a) Mandates must ensure tlat tle objectives of tle mission are clear
and agreed between tle OSCE and tle lost State,
b) Mandates slould normallv not be fxed for more tlan one vear and
could be renewable depending on tle specifc tasks and on tle out-
come of consultations witl tle lost States,
c) To improve guidance and facilitate tle regular evaluation of tle
work of feld operations, realistic benclmarks slould be establisled
for measuring progress and duration of implementation of tle man-
d) In order to strengtlen accountabilitv and political oversiglt Heads
of Mission slould personallv present a report at least twice a vear to
tle Permanent Council. In addition, tlev slould also lold regular
meetings witl informal 'Friends of ." groups, wlere tlese exist,
e) ͳe Secretarv Ceneral slould take tle lead role in tle operational
guidance of feld activities,
f) Heads of Missions slould submit regular and spot written reports to
tle Secretarv Ceneral witl a copv to tle Clairman-in-OĊce,
g) Field operations slould receive more specialised support, particular-
lv in relation to all plases of capacitv-building projects, from OSCE
Institutions including more eĉective use of slort-term staĉ visits,
l) Special attention slould be paid to tle issue of local staĊng, partic-
ularlv in order to build up national capacitv to deal witl issues cov-
ered bv OSCE feld activities, address salarv discrepancies, and en-
courage staĉ rotation.
i) To take into account tle broad spectrum of new tlreats and clal-
lenges and tleir cross-dimensional nature, tle OSCE could consider
developing a new tvpe of tlematic mission tlat could look at a spe-
cifc issue in one countrv, or to ensure colerence in tle work in a
broader regionalisub-regional context.
j) ͳe Panel underlines tle importance of tle process of selection of
Heads of Missions being transparent and as competitive as possible.
ͳe nominations slould be made bv tle Clairmanslip in consul-
tation witl tle Secretarv Ceneral and tle lost countrv. To improve
tle actual situation, tle Panel recommends making Heads and Dep-
utv Heads of Mission posts open to public competition witl sala-
ries paid from tle core budget of tle OSCE. ͳis could increase tle
professionalism of sucl posts and open tlem up to a broader pool of
3.5 StrengthenIng oµerutIonul cuµucItIes
43. ͳe Secretariat, Institutions, as well as Personal and Special Represent-
atives all contribute to advancing tle OSCE's agenda. However, tlere is
frustration among participating States, including Clairmanslips, tlat
current structures are not optimal for putting tle political priorities of
tle participating States into operation. Against tlis background, tle
Panel recommends tlat:
a) Participating States slould resist tle proliferation of structures in
tle OSCE,
b) ͳe appointment of Personal and Special Representatives slould be
for a limited period of time and focusing on a specifc issue. Personal
and Special Representatives slould not build up separate operation-
al capacities, ratler tlev slould make use of existing operational ca-
pacities in tle ODIHR, tle Secretariat and feld operations,
c) Emplovment slould alwavs be based on professionalism as well
as reßecting gender and geograplic balance. Witlout making tle
OSCE a career organisation, wavs slould be considered to enable
tle Organization to retain staĉ (subject to regular assessment) for a
suĊcientlv long period in order to preserve continuitv,
d) ͳe Panel underlines tle importance of a clear and transparent svs-
tem on tle use of extra-budgetarv contributions,
e) ͳe Secretariat slould be re-structured to take into account politi-
cal and operational clanges, as well as reforms and clanges in op-
erational priorities.
OSCE Secretariat, Institutions and Representatives
The 0SCE Secretariat is located in vienna and has aooroxiuatelv 300 staff ueubers. ln addition
to orovidinu aduinistrative suooort to the whole 0ruanitation, the Secretariat is houe to the ConNict
Frevention Centre, the 0fhce of the 0SCE Co-ordinator of Econouic and Environuental Activities, as
well as soecialised units dealinu with oolice-related activities, counter-terrorisu, border issues and
The laruest lnstitution is the 0fhce for üeuocratic lnstitutions and huuan Fiuhts l0ülhFI situated
in Warsaw. The uore than 100 staff ueubers of this 0fhce carrv out activities relatinu to electoral
assistance and uonitorinu, huuan riuhts, deuocratisation, uender issues, uiuration, rule of law,
tolerance and non-discriuination, as well as Foua and Sinti issues.
An iuoortant conNict orevention lnstitution is the 0SCE's hiuh Couuissioner on National
Minorities, based in the hauue, devoted to oreventinu inter-ethnic conNict and orouotinu relations
between uinoritv and uajoritv couuunities. The newest lnstitution, the 0SCE's Feoresentative on
Freedou of the Media is based in vienna and is concerned with orouotinu conditions for free, fair and
oluralistic uedia as well as reoortinu on cases of failure to ueet couuituents. ln addition to these
three soecialised lnstitutions, the Chairuan-in-0fhce can naue soecial or oersonal reoresentatives to
cover soecihc issues or reuions.
Annex í: Acknowledgenenls
The PaneI
Nikolay Afanasievsky, Ambassador of tle Russian Federation to Poland. He is
a CSCE pioneer, laving served witl tle Soviet Delegation at tle negotiations of
tle Helsinki Final Act from 1973 to 1975. Later le served as tle Ambassador of
tle USSR and subsequentlv tle Russian Federation to Belgium and tlen France,
as well as Deputv Foreign Minister.
For tle fnal meeting, Ambassador Afanasievskv was represented bv Ambas-
sador Vladimir Shustov, former Permanent Representative of tle Russian Fed-
eration to tle CSCEiOSCE.
Hans van den Broek, Minister of Foreign Aĉairs of tle Netlerlands from
1982 to 1992, and member of tle European Commission from 1993 to 1999,
responsible for enlargement and external relations. Presentlv le is Clairman
of tle Boards of a number of non-proft organisations sucl as tle Netlerlands
Institute for International Relations, $MJOHFOEBFM, and tle Carnegie Foundation.
Wilhelm Höynck, frst OSCE Secretarv Ceneral from 1993 to 1996, following a
distinguisled career in tle Foreign Service of tle Federal Republic of Cermanv.
In 1999 and 2001, le was Personal Representative for Central Asia of tle OSCE
Kuanysh Sultanov, Deputv of tle Senate of tle Parliament of Kazaklstan and
Clairman of tle Committee on Social and Cultural Development. Ambassador
Sultanov previouslv served as lis countrv's Ambassador to tle People's Demo-
cratic Republic of Clina and non-resident Ambassador to Vietnam, Mongolia
and tle Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Knut Vollebaek, Ambassador of Norwav to tle United States. During lis term
as Minister of Foreign Aĉairs of Norwav, from 1997 to 2000, le was Clairman-
in-OĊce of tle OSCE in 1999. Ambassador Vollebaek las claired tle meetings
of tle Panel as its 1SJNVTJOUFS1BSFT
Richard Williamson, a partner in tle US law frm Maver, Brown, Rowe &
Maw. He las leld a number of senior posts in lis countrv's foreign service
including Assistant Secretarv of State at tle US Department of State, Ambassador
to tle UN OĊces in Vienna, tle UN Commission on Human Riglts, and as
Ambassador and Alternative Representative to tle UN for Special Political
Miomir Zuzul, Member of Parliament and Minister of Foreign Aĉairs of
Croatia, 2004-05. Previouslv le served as Croatia's Ambassador to tle United
States, after laving served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of tle
Republic of Croatia to tle UN in Ceneva.
PaneI Meetings
Date Venue
17 Februarv 2005 Brdo pri Kraniu, Slovenia
10-11 March Vienna, Austria
6-7 April Warsaw, Poland,
4-6 Mav Brussels, Belgium
1-3 Iune Vienna, Austria
The PaneI was supported by, among others:
ͷe Chairnanship-in-OĊce (focal point)
Ambassador Boris Frlec, Head of tle OSCE Task Force, Ljubljana
Renata Marmulaku, Counsellor, OSCE Task Force
Tatjana Pirc, First Secretarv, OSCE Task Force
ͷe OSCE Secretariat
Walter Kemp, Senior Adviser, OĊce of tle OSCE Secretarv Ceneral
Keith Iinks, Senior Press and Public Information OĊcer
Hans-Michael Plut, Deputv Director for Conference Services
Personal Assistants
Andrey Rudenko, Senior Counsellor,
Mission of tle Russian Federation to tle OSCE
(PA to Afanasievskv and Slustov)
Arjen van den Berg, Senior Policv Advisor,
Ministrv of Foreign Aĉairs, ͳe Hague
(PA to Van den Broek)
Ricklef Beutin, OSCE Desk OĊcer,
Federal Foreign OĊce, Berlin
(PA to Hövnck)
Akan Rakhmetllin, Head of OSCE Section,
Ministrv of Foreign Aĉairs, Astana
(PA to Sultanov)
Tobias F. Svenningsen, Adviser,
Ministrv of Foreign Aĉairs, Oslo
(PA to Vollebaek)
David Kostelancik, Deputv Political Counsellor,
Mission of tle United States to tle OSCE
(PA to Williamson)
Daniel Riǃiƿki, Adviser,
Minister of Foreign Aĉairs, Zagreb
(PA to Zuzul)
PaneI Guests
ͷe following people were invited to brief the Panel·
Marco Borsotti, UNDP Representative in Baku
Ambassador Liviu Bota, Head of tle Permanent Mission of Romania to tle
Pieter De Crem, Member of tle Belgian Parliament
Ambassador Rolf Ekeus, OSCE Higl Commissioner on National
Pieter Feith, Deputv Director for External relations and Politico-Militarv
Aĉairs, Council of tle European Union
Walter Gehr, Project Co-ordinator, Terrorism Prevention Brancl, UNODC
Professor Victor-Yves Ghebali, Craduate Institute of International Studies,
Ambassador Istvan Gyarmati, Clairman of tle Board, ͳe Centre for
Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracv
Miklos Haraszti, OSCE Representative on Freedom of tle Media
Helga Konrad, Special Representative to tle Clairman-in-OĊce Against
Human TraĊcking
Ambassador Ed Kronenburg, Director of tle Private OĊce of tle
Secretarv Ceneral of NATO
Dimitar Ialnev, Programme Co-ordinator, Action Against Terrorism Unit,
OSCE Secretariat
Ián Kubis, Secretarv Ceneral of tle OSCE
Dr. Dov Lynch, researcl Fellow, European Union Institute for Securitv
Studies, Paris
Spencer Oliver, Secretarv Ceneral, OSCE Parliamentarv Assemblv
Ambassador Roy Reeve, Head of tle OSCE Mission to Ceorgia
Dr. Aaron Rhodes, Executive Director, International Helsinki Federation
for Human Riglts
Klaus Schumann, Director Ceneral, Council of Europe Secretariat
Ambassador Peter Semneby, former Head of tle OSCE Mission to Croatia
Ms. Daniele Smadja, Director Multilateral Relations and Human Riglts,
Directorate Ceneral for External Relations, European Commission
Ambassador Christian Strohal, Director, OĊce for Democratic
Institutions and Human Riglts
Marcin Swiecicki, Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental
Ambassador Margit Waestfelt, Head of tle Permanent Mission of
Austria to tle OSCE and Clairman of tle Informal Croup of Friends
on Improving tle Functioning and Eĉectiveness of tle OSCE Field
Dr. Monika Wohlfeld, Deputv Director, OSCE Conßict Prevention Centre
Dr. Andrei Zagorski, Moscow State Institute for Foreign Aĉairs
Dr. Wolfgang Zellner, Acting Head, Centre for OSCE Researcl (CORE),
ͷe Panel would also like to thank·
H.E. Karel De Gucht, Minister of Foreign Aĉairs of tle Kingdom of
H.E. Dr. Daniel Rotfeld, Minister of Foreign Aĉairs of tle Republic of
H.E. Dr. Dimitrij Rupel, Clairman-in-OĊce and Minister of Foreign
Aĉairs of tle Republic of Slovenia
H.E. Ián Kubis, Secretarv Ceneral of tle OSCE
H.E. Daan Everts, Permanent Representative of tle Kingdom of tle
Netlerlands to tle OSCE
H.E. Mette Kongshem, Permanent Representative of tle Kingdom of
Norwav to tle OSCE
ͳe Covernments of tle Kingdom of Belgium, Federal Republic of
Germany, Principality of Liechtenstein, Kingdom of Norway, and tle
United States of America for tleir fnancial support
All individuals, Institutions, Missions and Covernments of participating
States tlat lave briefed or assisted Panel Members during tlis process.
Annex íí: The Panel´s íandale
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DECISION No. 16[04
ͳe Ministerial Council,
Determined to enlance tle OSCE's capacitv to address tle clallenges of tle twentv-frst cen-
turv as one of tle pillars of tle Euro-Atlantic securitv arclitecture,
Recognizing tlat tle tlirtietl anniversarv of tle Helsinki Final Act, tle ffteentl anniversarv
of tle Clarter of Paris for a New Europe and tle tentl anniversarv of tle OSCE provide witl a unique
opportunitv to reßect on tle role of tle Organization in a transforming Europe,
Realizing tlat tlere is a need to improve tle Organization's functioning as well as its capabili-
ties for collective action, witlout diminisling its strengtls and ßexibilitv,
Mindful of tle need to proceed furtler witl tlis work in 2005 bv taking broad and for-
ward-looking approacl to strengtlening tle overall capacitv of tle OSCE:
1. Decides to establisl a Panel of Eminent Persons on Strengtlening tle Eĉectiveness of tle
OSCE, in order to give new impetus to political dialogue and provide strategic vision for tle Organiza-
tion in tle twentv-frst centurv,
2. Furtler decides tlat tle Panel will review tle eĉectiveness of tle Organization, its bodies and
structures and provide an assessment in view of tle clallenges alead. ͳe Panel will make recommenda-
tions on measures in order to meet tlese clallenges eĉectivelv,
3. Tasks tle Clairman-in-OĊce to appoint tle members of tle Panel after consultations witl all
participating States. ͳe composition of tle Panel, wlicl slall lave up to seven eminent persons witl
knowledge of tle OSCE, will take into account tle diversitv of tle OSCE communitv, including from
participating States losting feld presences. Members of tle Panel will lave tleir costs covered bv ex-
trabudgetarv contributions. Secretariat support slall be provided bv tle OSCE Secretariat tlrougl ex-
isting resources. ͳe Clairman-in-OĊce slall act as Focal Point for tle Panel during its work. ͳe Pan-
el slall present its report witl recommendations no later tlan tle end of lune 2005 to tle participating
States tlrougl tle Clairman-in-OĊce. Speciallv convened Higl Level OSCE Consultations will be leld
as a follow-up. ͳe Permanent Council slall take a decision on tle organizational modalities and tle
timetable of sucl a speciallv convened Higl Level OSCE Consultation bv tle end of lulv 2005,
4. ͳe Consultations will examine tle report of tle Panel as well as otler possible contributions,
and will forward tleir conclusions and recommendations tlrougl tle Permanent Council to tle Minis-
terial Council meeting in 2005 for appropriate action.
ͳe Ministerial Council furtler tasks tle Permanent Council, tlrougl tle Working Croup on Reform
and tle Informal Croup of Friends of tle Clair on Improving tle Functioning and Eĉectiveness of OSCE
Field Operations, to continue consideration of issues pertaining to improving tle functioning of tle Or-
ganization. ͳe Clairpersons of tle Croups will be available for consultations witl tle Panel of Eminent
Persons wlen necessarv.

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