CSCE Budapest Declaration,
Towards A Genuine Partnership In A New Era,
DOC.RC/1/95 (21 December 1994)
Further Tasks of the CSCE Forum for Security Co-operation
The participating States,
Having reviewed and assessed the results achieved in the negotiations within the Forum for
Security Co-operation (FSC),
Have decided that:
- The FSC will continue its work in accordance with its mandate and where appropriate develop
new approaches to the items therein, taking into account the specific characteristics of the armed
forces of individual participating States.
- The FSC will give increased attention to the improved implementation of existing CSCE
commitments relating to confidence- and security-building. It will address their further development,
and if appropriate, adopt new measures to meet new challenges.
- The FSC will also place special emphasis on tackling regional security problems (including
crises) flexibly in ways appropriate to each case.
Have also decided that:
- The FSC will develop a framework for arms control, including goals and methods for building,
maintaining and improving stability and security in the CSCE region. This framework should be
comprehensive in scope and should address the diverse challenges and risks to military security in the
CSCE region. It will serve as a basis for an agenda for establishing new measures of arms control,
including in particular confidence- and security-building, for the military forces of all participating
States, with a view to strengthening the network of security commitments that the participating States
undertake to each other. Specific arms control measures, including disarmament and confidence- and
security-building, may vary in order to address the particular security needs of individual States or
regions but may also embrace further CSCE-wide measures, taking into account the specific
characteristics of the armed forces of individual participating States.
- In this context, the FSC will, inter alia, seek to promote complementarity between regional
and CSCE-wide approaches. These efforts will also build upon the continuing experience and
achievements in the area of arms control and confidence- and security-building. They will continue
to be based on a co-operative and comprehensive approach to security and will be designed to
promote coherence between CSCE arms control and confidence-building efforts and the overall goals
of the CSCE.
- The above work of the FSC will not affect in any way the integrity of the CFE Treaty, nor any
rights or obligations of States parties to the Treaty. It will recognize the critical role of that Treaty
in ensuring military security and stability.
Have further decided that:
- The FSC, while retaining its autonomy and decision-making capacity, will be better integrated
into CSCE political, conflict prevention and crisis management activities, thus allowing practical
co-operation between the FSC and the Permanent Council in the consideration of current issues
affecting military security.
- The FSC will report on the above work by the 1996 Lisbon Summit and make
COMPENDIUM OF DOCUMENTS AND MEASURES
ADOPTED BY THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE
FORUM FOR SECURITY CO-OPERATION SINCE SEPTEMBER 1992
1. Vienna Document 1994, including Defence Planning and Programme for Military Contacts
2. Global Exchange of Military Information
3. Principles Governing Conventional Arms Transfers
4. Stabilizing Measures for Localized Crisis Situations