Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


Committee calls on member States to use cleaner energy resources focusing on renewables

In a draft resolution, the committee urges Council of Europe member States to ensure strict environmental and public health regulations are applied to the exploration and exploitation of non-conventional hydrocarbons. More

PACE committee, citing human rights, asks EU and Canada to postpone signing of ‘concerning’ trade deal

The committee has called for the signing of a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada to be postponed – because it would “unacceptably restrict the powers of national parliaments to adopt legislation”. More

The Parliamentary Assembly marks breast-cancer awareness month

breast-cancer / President / Kyriakides The committee organised a breast cancer awareness-raising event. The President and members of the Assembly as well as the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, showed their support by wearing the pink ribbon. More

Wilton Park conference on protecting children from violence

In co-operation with the Council of Europe, Wilton Park is holding a conference on “Protecting children from violence: next steps for effective strategies” in Steyning (United Kingdom) from 9 to 11 November. More

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