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I. Organizational, administrative and other matters

Cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

The question entitled “Coordination of the activities of the United Nations and the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe” was included in the agenda of the forty-seventh session of the General Assembly, in 1992, at the request of Czechoslovakia (A/47/192). The Conference was granted observer status in the Assembly at the forty-eighth session (resolution 48/5).  

At the Budapest Summit Meeting in December 1994, the participating States decided to change the name, with effect from 1 January 1995, from Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe to Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).  

The General Assembly considered the item at its forty-ninth to fifty-seventh sessions (resolutions 49/13, 50/87, 51/57, 52/20, 53/85, 54/117, 55/179, 56/216 and 57/298).  

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly, at the request of Slovenia (A/59/908), decided to defer consideration of the sub-item and to include it as an item in the draft agenda of its sixtieth session, on the understanding that the sub-item would again fall under the item entitled “I. Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations”, which was to be included in the agenda of the sixty-first session and considered biennially thereafter, pursuant to resolution 55/285 (decision 59/567).  

No advance documentation is expected.

References for the sixty-first session (agenda item 108 (o))

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Source: A/63/100