Helsinki Conference

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Helsinki Conference:

see Organization for Security and Cooperation in EuropeOrganization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
(OSCE), international organization established as the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in 1973, during the cold war, to promote East-West cooperation. Headquarters are in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Dealing with other international issues, the statement called for endorsement of the Helsinki Accords and the principles of the first Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, held in Helsinki, Finland, in 1975.
It was Congress that set up its own Helsinki Commission to monitor Soviet compliance with its pledges made as part of the Helsinki accords, which recognized postwar Eastern European boundaries in exchange for Soviet acceptance of human rights standards.
Similarly, growing connections between groups within the Soviet bloc and the West played a major role in bringing about the 1975 Helsinki Accords.
Now, 40 years since the Helsinki Accords established what would become the OSCE, Ukraine has become one of the organization's most important challenges.
The 1975 Helsinki Accords saw the Soviet- and American-led blocs agree on the status quo in post-World War II Europe while agreeing on fundamental aspects of human rights, freedoms, and cultural, scientific, humanitarian and economic relations.
Ford courageously defied domestic disapproval, flew to Finland, and signed the Helsinki Accords, as they came to be known, and in doing so did as much, if not more, to bring about the collapse of communism than Ronald Reagan did years later.
He corrects a misperception common in English-language literature that the Helsinki Accords of 1976 provided the impetus for the Charter, pointing out that reference to the Accords was almost an afterthought and that the primary motivation lay in local philosophy and circumstances.
It's worth remembering the Helsinki Accords in the Cold War days," she added, referring to the 1975 agreement that promoted trade with the Soviet Union and included human-rights provisions.
They were one of 48 Soviet Jewish families allowed to relocate to Chicago following the Helsinki Accords.
He worked on the 1975 Helsinki Accords and from 1976 to 1979 was deputy staff director of the Joint Congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Schmitt, for example, examines the prospects for multilateralism in Asia, a region long typified by a hub-and-spoke alliance system centered on the United States, Schmitt downplays the potential for an Asian NATO but maintains that the region is halfway to an Asian variant of the Helsinki Accords, which set the rules for the late Cold War.
In which year were the Helsinki Accords (to reduce tension between the Soviet and Western blocs) signed?
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