Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th July 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding the Government has provided to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The United Kingdom's assessed contributions to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe's Unified (regular) Budget IS 9.35% of the total budget. It is paid in Euros and in the last ten years were approximately as in the table:

Year

Cost

2008

€16.4m

2009

€14.5m

2010

€14.4m

2011

€14.9m

2012

€14.7m

2013

€14.7m

2014

€15.2m

2015

€14.3m

2016

€14.3m

2017

€14.6m

The United Kingdom's contributions to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe's Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine AT 11.9%, which is funded separately from the Unified Budget as specified in its mandate, since it's commencement in 2014 were approximately as in the table:

Year Costs

2014

€3,513,923m

2015

€7,208,500m

2016

€8,328,589m

2017

(Estimated) €8,084,743m

Additionally, the United Kingdom has provided voluntary contributions towards the deployment of election observers to various ODIHR missions across the OSCE in the last ten years approximately as in the table:

Year

Cost

2008

£144,000

2009

£200,000

2010

£660,000

2011

£279,903

2012

£304,000

2013

£398,000

2014

£619,000

2015

£583,000

2016

£571,000

2017

£104,000 (to end June 2017

The UK has also contributed bilateral funding to various OSCE implemented projects over the past ten years. Funding for these projects were agreed on a case by case basis and there is no central record of all the contributions held.

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