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  • Wreath layed at Auschwitz in 2013 by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer on behalf of the people of the United States. (USOSCE photo)

    As we mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, we cannot ignore the current challenges facing Europe. Click for more.

  • A piece of an exploded Grad missile outside an apartment building in Mariupol, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo)

    In a year of ever-escalating violations by the Russian Federation and its proxies in Ukraine, recent days have brought a new level of destructive behavior. Read more.

  • Logo of the United States Mission to the OSCE.

    Welcome to the homepage of the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Click to find out more about us.

  • Map showing approximate extent of Ukrainian territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists, and the location of the two OSCE monitored border checkpoints. (USOSCE image)

    Russia continues to block geographic expansion of OSCE border checkpoint observer mission. Click to read more.

  • Swiss President and 2014 OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Didier Burkhalter greets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the open of the 2014 OSCE Ministerial Council, Basel, December 4, 2014. (USOSCE/Colin Peters)

    Russia must end its support for violence in Ukraine, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the opening of the 21st OSCE Ministerial Council. Click for more.


  • NEW: U.S. Calls on Russia: Honor Minsk Agreements. Click to Read.
    U.S. Calls on Russia: Honor Minsk Agreements

    Instead of implementing the Minsk agreement, Russia and the separatists it backs have pushed to expand control beyond the ceasefire line. Meanwhile, Russia is cynically calling for a new peace plan and renegotiated ceasefire.   More »

  • OSCE placard at the entrance to the Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna. (USOSCE/Colin Peters)
    U.S. Welcomes Serbian OSCE Chairmanship

    At the first Permanent Council of 2015, we welcomed the new Serbian Chairmanship and presented our goals for the year. We also joined our fellow OSCE States in condemning the recent, tragic terrorist attacks in Paris.  More »

  • The OSCE Permanent Council at the Hofburg in Vienna, 29 January 2009. (OSCE/Mikhail Evstafiev)
    U.S. Response to OSCE Media Freedom Report

    Restrictions on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Russia among the concerns highlighted by the the U.S. in response to a report by the OSCE's top media freedom representative.  Read more »