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PACE Bureau meets in Nice

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock PACE Bureau will update the agenda for the next session and discuss the observation of the parliamentary elections in Georgia, Montenegro and Ukraine. Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, will address members at the meeting. More

Democracy and gender equality one and the same struggle

PACE Bureau meeting in Paris on 8 March 2012, International Women’s Day, recalls that every year for over a century, this day has drawn our attention to the fact that women and men do not have the same opportunities in life. This year it should also remind us that equality and democracy are inextricably linked and that one cannot exist without the other. More

PACE Bureau condemns ‘wave of bloodshed’ in Egypt, calls for dialogue

PACE Bureau, meeting in Edinburgh , expressed its deep concern at the recent violent crackdown on the legitimate expression of the democratic aspirations of the Egyptian people by the transitional military authorities. More

PACE Bureau expresses consternation at Bialatski sentence in Belarus

PACE Bureau meeting today in Edinburgh, expressed its consternation at the harsh sentence handed down today on Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialatski by the Pervomaiski District Court of Minsk. More

PACE Bureau strongly condemns violence in Syria, expresses support for Arab League plan

PACE Bureau, meeting in Edinburgh today, is deeply concerned about and strongly condemns the continuing systematic use of violence by the Syrian authorities against their own people, resulting in thousands of deaths, including children. The Bureau urges the Syrian authorities immediately to stop the bloodshed and put an end to all human rights violations and abuses. The authorities in Damascus must instead create the conditions for the peaceful expression of the democratic aspirations of their people. More

Climate change: declaration by the PACE Bureau looking ahead to the Durban Conference

The PACE Bureau called today, in a declaration, for a decision at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Durban, 29 November-9 December 2011) to stop the clock ticking towards the end of the expiry of the Kyoto Protocol in order to allow negotiations for a successor regime to continue if necessary beyond that date. More