With its headquarters in Vienna and founded in 1973, the OSCE is made up of 57 participating states and eleven countries with “partners for cooperation” status. The organization grew out of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE). The OSCE’s mission centres on peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction. In contrast to NATO, the OSCE is civil in structure and approach. Its activities are organized along three dimensions: a politico-military dimension, an economic and environmental dimension, and a humanitarian dimension. The OSCE does not have the legal status of an international organization, so its powers need clarification.