The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is a regional organization comprising 8 member states in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It was founded in 1992 with the aim of promoting cooperation and integration among its member states and promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
The CSTO is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, and is led by a Secretary General, who is appointed by the member states. It has a number of committees and working groups that focus on specific areas of concern, such as economic development, trade, security, and health.
The CSTO has a number of programs and initiatives in place to promote cooperation and integration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including trade, economic development, education, and health. It also has a number of specialized agencies, such as the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Force and the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, which work on specific issues related to the organization's mandate.
The CSTO holds a number of meetings and events throughout the year, including the Summit of Heads of State and Government, which brings together the leaders of the member states to discuss issues of common concern. The organization also has a number of sporting events, such as the CSTO Games, which are held every four years.