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After the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc the international system underwent dramatic change and bipolar system gave its place to a unipolar system led by the United States. Besides this structural change, the development in the field of science and technology has led to the evolution and diversity in international actors and issues. All these developments led to the emergence and evolution of international organizations and the increased role of them in international arena. After 1990s we witness the growth and increase in the number of regional and global international organizations. This growth indicates the importance of regions, regional organization and regional integration in recent years. One of these regional international organizations is the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization. The present article examines the function and performance of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization by a descriptive-analytical method. The finding of the study shows that the organization was primarily established with the aim of maintaining peace, stability and friendly relations among the member states but some member countries are interested to join the European Union and consider this regional organization as a stepping stone for joining European Union.