Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


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

'Europe is at a crossroads,' says Stella Kyriakides in Nicosia

“Europe is at a crossroad, and we must not lose sight of the common good in favour of short-term political gains or narrowly defined national interests,” said Stella Kyriakides, at the 127th Session of the Committee of Ministers in Nicosia. More

General Rapporteur on Local and Regional Authorities at Congress event on “Successful territorial reform”

Luís Leite Ramos, General Rapporteur on Local and Regional Authorities, represented the Assembly at the conference organised by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities today in Eupen(Belgium). More

Ban on pregnancy with germline cells or human embryos having undergone intentional genome editing

In a draft recommendation adopted unanimously, the Social Affairs Committee has called on all member states which have not yet ratified the Oviedo Convention to do so without further delay, More

The need to recognise domestic work as ‘real work’

Social protection and labour rights must be extended to domestic workers, one of the most vulnerable groups of workers, said the committee in adopting the report by Viorel Badea, on 25 April. More