Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


Cross-border parental responsibility conflicts: a call for simpler and less costly procedures

The PACE Social Affairs Committee today called on European governments to make the enforcement of parental responsibility decisions abroad “simpler, speedier and less costly”. More

Tuberculosis: measures needed to avoid 2.1 million deaths in Europe

“Drug-resistant tuberculosis is one of the gravest risks requiring attention. Its rates in Europe are growing faster than in any other world region,” said Serhii Kiral, rapporteur on 'Inquiry into growing antimicrobial resistance'. More

Petra De Sutter: “high time for a debate on new genetic technologies”

Petra De Sutter today underlined the urgency of taking a clear position on the practical use of new genetic technologies following the publication of a new study in the journal Nature. More

European Diplomas awarded to seven municipalities in 2017

The mayors of seven municipalities were today presented with the 2017 European Diploma, honouring their work to promote the European ideal, at a ceremony at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. More

Second mandate as PACE General Rapporteur on Local and Regional Authorities for Luís Leite Ramos

At its meeting held on 1 June in Baku, the Committee on Social Affairs appointed Luís Leite Ramos for a second mandate as General Rapporteur on Local and Regional Authorities of the PACE. More

Childrens’ day: pledge to push for laws to protect children online

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have pledged to do all they can to promote laws protecting children from cyber-bullying and harmful online content or abuse. More