The Council of Europe

 
 
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Role :
Created on May 5th 1949, this was the first European inter-governmental body to be based in Strasbourg. The Council of Europe currently includes 47 European states and 5 further states possessing observing status (Canada, United States, Japan, Mexico and the Holy See). The main objectives of the Council of Europe are to defend human rights, to boost political stability in Europe and to seek common solutions to problems such as corruption, organised crime, the trafficking of human beings, human cloning, discrimination against minorities, and the fight against terrorism. It acts via international agreements or recommendations sent to the member states.

Architectural information :
Date built : 1977
Architect : H. Bernard

Contact:
Avenue de l'Europe
67075 STRASBOURG CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)3 88 41 20 00
Fax : +33(0)3 88 41 27 45
Email : infopoint@coe.int

For further details:
http://www.coe.int/DefaultEN.asp
 
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    • 24 october 2017

      United Nations Day

    • The UN Day commemorates the anniversary of the United Nations Charter, which started being applicable in October 24 1945. The ratification of this document by most of the signatory members, included those of the UN Security Council, constitutes the "birth certificate" of the United Nations.

    • 28 october 2017

      Czech Republic National Day

    • On their National Day, Czechs commemorate the independence of the Czechoslovak Republic vis-à-vis the Empire of Austria-Hungary obtained in 1918. Czechs and Slovaks created together Czechoslovakia, becoming independent on 28 October 1918. Then, during World War II, the country was under German domnation. In 1948, a Communist putsch led the country into isolation for 40 years before returning to democracy in 1989, during the "velvet revolution."
      On 1 January 1993, the Czech Republic split from Slovakia to create two independent states: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.