The OSCE Yearbook 2006 contains a wealth of informed writing on the Organization, its work, the issues that concern it, and the states whose participation bring it to life. Highlights of the twelfth edition include a consideration of the work of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, a review of the state of OSCE reform, and detailed analyses of the progress – or lack of progress – in resolving the "frozen conflicts" in the Caucasus.
A special section on the Black Sea region looks at recent developments in Ukraine, Bulgaria"s relations with the OSCE, the economic aspects of regional conflicts and the lack of a Black Sea "security complex". Readers are granted an inside view of the work of the OSCE"s field presences in Macedonia, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Central Asia, as well as the Organization"s growing involvement in fields such as counter-terrorism and police reform.
There are also considerations of the OSCE Document on Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition, the role of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the promotion of gender equality, EU-OSCE co-operation, and the relationship between the Organization and the ASEAN Regional Forum.