Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


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

States must do more to uphold social rights, says committee

Member States need to do more to support the European Social Charter and ensuring that it is better integrated with similar initiatives in other European bodies, PACE’s Social Affairs Committee has said. More

Socio-economic rights in Azerbaijan under the spotlight at Baku seminar

Baku (Azerbaijan) © Shutterstock Azerbaijan’s record on combating discrimination in the workplace and the efficiency of public employment services will come under the spotlight at ahearing in Baku on 2 June, organised by the committee and the Milli Mejlis. More