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Annual Report of the Secretary General on Police-Related Activities in 2016

Category
Publication
Type
Annual report
Subject
Police development and reform

Description

The Annual Report of the Secretary General on Police-Related Activities provides a comprehensive overview of all police-related projects, activities and events, which draw on the combined strength of the OSCE’s Institutions and its network of field operations, often cutting across the OSCE’s three security dimensions.

Subject
Police development and reform
Type
Annual report
Keywords
capacity-building

Summary

Police-related activities constitute a key element of the OSCE’s efforts in conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, as stated in the 1999 Charter for European Security. This is reiterated and further underlined in later MC and PC decisions, the most recent one being the OSCE Strategic Framework for Police-Related Activities from 2012 (PC.DEC/1049).

The Annual Report of the Secretary General on Police-Related Activities provides a comprehensive overview of all police-related projects, activities and events, which draw on the combined strength of the OSCE’s Institutions and its network of field operations, often cutting across the OSCE’s three security dimensions.

In line with the 2012 OSCE Strategic Framework for Police-Related Activities, this report divides all police-related activities into two main categories:

  • General police development and reform; and
  • Capacity-building to address threats posed by transnational crime.

Activities related to general police development and reform constituted approximately two-thirds of the total number of activities in 2016, with the main focus put on community policing initiatives, police-public partnerships, crime prevention and general police reform. With regard to capacity-building initiatives to address threats posed by crime and criminal networks, the most frequent activities in 2016 targeted trafficking in human beings and migration-related crime, followed by activities to address terrorism and violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism.

Information

Added on
20 Jul 2017
Origin
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit
Keywords
capacity-building
Rights
OSCE