Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


Member States should review their regulatory frameworks for digital platforms, committee says

The committee expressed its concern at the digital platforms phenomenon which has grown on the margins of the mainstream economy, and whose actors are accused of infringing workers' social rights and taxation. More

‘We need to talk’ – UN side-event hears moving testimony from Olympic gymnast

A high-level panel organised by the Social Affairs Committee at the UN in New York, has highlighted the urgent need to protect children who face sexual abuse from those in their “circle of trust”. More

European Diplomas of the Council of Europe: 8 municipalities rewarded in 2019

Stefan Schennach and Kęstutis Masiulis presented in Strasbourg the 2019 European Diploma to the mayors of 8 prize-winning municipalities, at a ceremony at Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. More

The Council of Europe Development Bank: supporting inclusive and sustainable growth

La Commission des questions sociales a salué les efforts constants de la Banque de développement du Conseil de l’Europe pour soutenir une croissance inclusive et durable et l’intégration des réfugiés. More

Abolish the death penalty, torture and inhuman treatment of children in Brunei

In a Declaration adopted in Vienna today, the Committee on Social Affairs calls on the government of Brunei to put in place an immediate moratorium on the implementation of the Sharia Penal Code with respect to children. More

Stepping up action to combat violence against children within the UN 2030 Agenda

The committee encouraged governments and parliaments to step up their involvement in the implementation and monitoring of target 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to end all forms of violence against children. More