In November 2007, the OSCE's participating States agreed on future Chairmanships of the Organization through 2011. The 2010 Chairmanship will be held by Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan's Chairmanship is unique as it is the first country from Central Asia, indeed the Commonwealth of Independent States to chair the OSCE. Yet, the challenges the country will face will be the same as for all Chairmanships, namely to seek consensus on the issues of the day in an evolving Eurasian-Atlantic security environment. Kazakhstan will also have the opportunity to draw on its unique experience and perspective while contributing to the political dialogue of the OSCE's participating States. At the same time, the country will have the opportunity to demonstrate its leadership by engaging in domestic reforms.