The First Meeting of the League of Nations (95 years ago)
1920. The first ever meeting of the League of Nations is held in Geneva. The goal of the world's first intergovernmental organization was to prevent another world war from breaking out, a task which it failed to implement.
Signing of the European Convention on Human Rights (65 years ago)
1950. The Council of Europe Member States signs the European Convention on Human Rights, one of the founding documents of the organization. The European Court of Human Rights was established to guarantee the rights and freedoms of citizens.
1960. The heads of 35 states sign the Helsinki Final Act of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe. The document contained a number of agreements that summed up the political consequences of World War II and defined the principles for cooperation between states.
The Kyoto Protocol Enters into Force (10 years ago)
2005. The Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change enters into force. The document introduced a number of environmental protection mechanisms, including the reduction of greenhouse gases by industries.