Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


Lviv meeting: helping states to meet their climate change pledges

At a meeting in Lviv, Serhiy Kiral and Lord Prescott called on the '47' to take an over-arching leadership role in reinforcing the implementation of the Paris climate change agreement. More

'European leaders must act to protect children in Aleppo'

PACE rapporteur Sevinj Fataliyeva has called on European governments to step up their action to protect and support children concerned by the armed conflict in Syria, in particular in Aleppo. More

Tax avoidance and evasion pose a threat to social justice

The committee is concerned by the scope of tax avoidance and evasion, as illustrated by the “Panama Papers” scandal, which exposed how shadow companies and secret accounts are used to hide taxable income and assets in tax havens”. More

Surrogacy: governments should consider drawing up guidelines to safeguard children’s rights

PACE committee recommends that the Council of Europe's ministerial body considers the desirability and feasibility of “drawing up European guidelines to safeguard children’s rights in relation to surrogacy arrangements”. More

PACE Rapporteur: national programmes for fighting the radicalisation of young people should be stepped up

PACE rapporteur Sevinj Fataliyeva has called on European governments to develop more effective policies against political and religious radicalisation amongst young or marginalised people with foreign backgrounds. More

2016 Europe Prize presented to Girona during ceremony

A delegation led by Pedro Agramunt and the Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, Jean-Claude Frécon, presented the Europe Prize to the Mayor of Girona, the Prize-winner for 2016, on Friday 8 July. More