The Council of Europe cannot legislate in a binding way, but it has the power to impose selected international agreements, concluded by European states on various subjects. The council of Europe`s best-known body is the European Court of Human Rights, which enforces the European Convention on Human Rights. Cooperation between the KOE and the United Nations began with the agreement signed on 15 December 1951 by the secretariats of these institutions. On 17 October 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the granting of observer status to the Council of Europe, proposed by several Council of Europe member states.  Currently, the Council of Europe has observer status at the United Nations and is regularly represented at the United Nations General Assembly. She has organized the UN regional conferences against racism and women and works with the United Nations at many levels, including human rights, minorities, migration and the fight against terrorism. In November 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution (A/Res/71/17) on cooperation between the United Nations and the Council of Europe, in which it welcomed the Council of Europe`s contribution to the protection and strengthening of human rights and fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law. The Council of Europe also signed an agreement with FIFA, in which both sides agreed to strengthen future cooperation in areas of common interest. The agreement, which included cooperation between Member States in the field of football and security during football matches, was concluded in October 2018.  Starting in 2014, the Council temporarily suspended Russia`s right to vote due to the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation of Ukraine. In response, Russia withheld its annual contributions of 33 million euros, which placed a financial burden on the institution.  Russia asserted that its suspension by the Council was unfair and called for the restoration of the right to vote.  The Secretary General of the European Council, Thorbjarn Jagland, convened a special commission in early 2018 to find a compromise with Russia, a move that was criticized when he bowed to alleged Russian pressure from Council members and academic observers, particularly when voting sanctions were lifted.
 In May 2019, Russia`s right to vote was restored after members of the human rights organization agreed to settle the dispute and the overwhelming majority of the Council voted in favour of the restoration.  The Council of Europe works mainly through conventions. The development of international conventions or treaties establishes common legal standards for their member states. However, several conventions have been opened for the signing of third countries. The Convention on Cybercrime (signed by Canada.B, Japan, South Africa and the United States), the Lisbon Convention on the Recognition of Periods and Diplomas (signed. B by Canada, Japan, South Africa and the United States) (signed by the Lisbon Convention on the Recognition of Study Periods and Diplomas (From Australia, Belarus, Canada, the Holy See, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand and the United States), the anti-doping convention (e.g. B signed by Australia, Belarus, Canada and Tunisia) and the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (signed. B by Burkina Faso, Morocco, Morocco and Senegal).