This map layer shows where the Vienna Document has been ratified.
The Vienna Document was drawn up under the auspices of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) and constitutes an agreement to improve transparency and build confidence. Since 1990, it has provided for annual exchanges of military information (on deployment, force strengths, main weapons systems, etc.), defence planning dialogue, risk avoidance measures, better contact between states, notification and observation of military activities (e.g. large-scale military exercises requiring prior notification, commissioning of new major weapon systems), and an annual conference. The document has been updated several times since 1990, with the current version dating from 2011. To extend the positive aspects, Germany is seeking to promote confidence-building measures involving countries beyond the OSCE members.