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Youth participation in OSCE

Photo: Youth Trail - Promoting OSCE Values in the Western Balkans. Flickr/osceorg

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe is recognising young people as key stakeholders in building societies post conflict. The website presents publications on different thematic areas in which young people play a crucial role through their participation. OSCE has also, recently, set up a system to ensure young people´s voice is heard in decision making at Ministerial level. OSCE Youth Special Representatives play a key role in ensuring continuity and sustainability of these efforts. They closely co-operate with the Chairmanship, participating States, Partners for Co-operation, executive structures and civil society in order to represent the interests of youth, and enhance youth participation and youth mainstreaming within the OSCE.

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With 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia, the OSCE – the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – is the world’s largest regional security organization. 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 aims to make a lasting difference.