The delegation represents Norway in all of the OSCE’s permanent bodies (The Permanent Council, The 2014 Chairmanship of the Human Dimension Committee, the Forum for Security Cooperation, the Ministerial Council and the summit). As such it serves to connect Norwegian authorities with the OSCE’s secretariat, institutions and operative missions, as well as the delegations of the other participating states. Although the delegation shares offices with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vienna, the majority of OSCE meetings takes place in the old imperial palace of Hofburg in the city centre, where the OSCE has its headquarters.
The delegation is headed by Ambassador Steffen Kongstad, and consists of a total of three diplomats dispatched from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, one military adviser from the Ministry of Defence, three secretaries, one intern and one driver. The delegation’s members work with issues affiliated with the OSCE’s three dimensions of security (politico-military, economic and environmental, and human), whilst following up on the Norwegian authorities’ policies in the OSCE’s various bodies as well as reporting back to Norway on the work of the organization.
On these pages you will find information concerning the OSCE and the Norwegian engagement with the organisation. You will also find information on how to apply for positions or internships, as well as links to relevant institutions, embassies and organizations.