On May 16, 2024, the CSTO Secretariat hosted a round table on the theme: “Cooperation in the Information and Analytical Sphere to Address Challenges and Threats to Collective Security Predicting”, timed to coincide with the Press Day in the Republic of Belarus. The event was attended by Alexander Grinevich, Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the CSTO, Alexander Shpakovsky, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, representatives of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies and the Belarusian media.


15 May marks the 32nd anniversary of the conclusion of the Collective Security Treaty. The document has played an important stabilizing role in the turbulent geopolitical changes in the post-Soviet space and to this day is a key element in ensuring the security of the participating states and maintaining peace and stability in the region.


On 24 April 2024, in Moscow, at the CSTO Secretariat consultations of the CSTO member states under the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the theme: "On topical issues of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation" took place.

Commentary of the CSTO Secretariat on a number of media reports on the legal grounds for peacekeeping operations by the Collective Security Treaty Organization's Collective Peacekeeping Forces



The CSTO peacekeeping operations are regulated by the Agreement on the CSTO Peacekeeping Activities of 6 October 2007.

         In accordance with Article 3 of the aforementioned Agreement, a decision on a peacekeeping operation in the territory of one of the CSTO member states is taken by the CSTO Collective Security Council on the basis of a corresponding official request of that state, with immediate notification of the UN SC. A decision on a CSTO peacekeeping operation in the territory of a non-CSTO member state is taken on the basis of a UN SC decision.

The Protocol of September 16, 2021, on amendments to the above-mentioned Agreement, providing for the procedure of determining a coordinating state for interaction with the UN on behalf of the CSTO in peacekeeping, is under ratification (ratified by the Republic of Belarus, Russia and the Republic of Tajikistan).

If proposals to change the legal basis for the use of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces are received, they will be agreed upon with the member states.


The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov


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