OSCE delegation visits Tajikistan for participation in a Task Force Meeting

02/06/2016 14:15
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, June 2, 2016, Asia-Plus – A delegation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), led by Ambassador Marcel Peṧko, Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center, will arrive in Dushanbe on June 6 for participation in a Task Force Meeting onthe  OSCE's role in Tajikistan, according to the Tajik MFA information department.

The OSCE Conflict Prevention Center, the OSCE office in Tajikistan and Foreign Ministry of Tajikistan will convene the tenth Annual Joint Task Force in Dushanbe on June 8.

The objectives of the tenth Annual Joint Task Force are to take stock of the achievements of the OSCE presenc ein Tajikistan, to discuss and consolidate thepriorities fro 2017, and to consider opportunities for long-term cooperation.  

Ambassador Marcel Peṧko assumed the position of Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre on September 1, 2015.

The OSCE’s comprehensive approach to security is closely tied to the concept of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, and post-conflict rehabilitation, also named the “conflict cycle.”  The Organization’s main methods to address this cycle include its network of field operations and the Conflict Prevention Center.  Created in 1990 to help reduce the risk of conflict, the Center now provides policy advice, support, and analysis to the Secretary General, Chairmanship, participating States, and field operations.  It acts as an OSCE-wide early warning focal point, facilitates negotiation, mediation, and other conflict prevention and resolution efforts, and supports regional co-operation initiatives.  It also assists the Forum for Security Cooperation, an autonomous OSCE decision-making body dealing with military security; and supports the Organization’s program and project management work.

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