The goal is to create a culture of transparency and predictability, and to build confidence and stability. Switzerland's engagement in the politico-military dimension is based on two OSCE documents: the Vienna Document containing confidence and security-building measures, and the OSCE Code of Conduct on Politico-Military Aspects of Security.
It focuses on managing the stockpiling of small arms and munitions and is also active in measures to combat transnational threats such as terrorism and cybercrime. Switzerland is committed to comprehensive border management and improving international police cooperation.
One of Switzerland’s particular concerns during its OSCE Chairmanship 2014 was to set up a mediation support unit to be better equipped in the event of a crisis or conflict. This involved putting together a mediation support team, training OSCE staff, coaching the Chair's special representatives as mediators and publishing a reference guide. The Swiss Chairmanship not only enhanced capacities in the OSCE secretariat in Vienna but also in field missions on the ground.