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8. Document of the Fourth Meeting of the Council, Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe and the New Europe - Our Security is Indivisible (1993)
(Adopted by the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe, 30 November to 1 December 1993)

The CSCE Council held its Fourth Meeting in Rome from 30 November to 1 December 1993.

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IV. THE HUMAN DIMENSION

1. The Ministers reiterated that human dimension issues are fundamental to the comprehensive security concept of the CSCE. They noted that adherence to human dimension commitments remains to be consolidated in large parts of the CSCE area, and expressed particular concern that civilians continue to be the victims of atrocities in ongoing conflicts in the CSCE area. Concerned by the root causes of tension stemming from historical prejudices, the Ministers called for efforts, inter alia, through education, to promote tolerance and consciousness of belonging to a system of common values. The Ministers stressed that implementation of human dimension commitments must be a focus of attention in the CSCE’s conflict prevention efforts.

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