Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


‘We need to talk’ – UN side-event hears moving testimony from Olympic gymnast

A high-level panel organised by the Social Affairs Committee at the UN in New York, has highlighted the urgent need to protect children who face sexual abuse from those in their “circle of trust”. More

European Diplomas of the Council of Europe: 8 municipalities rewarded in 2019

Stefan Schennach and Kęstutis Masiulis presented in Strasbourg the 2019 European Diploma to the mayors of 8 prize-winning municipalities, at a ceremony at Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg. More

The Council of Europe Development Bank: supporting inclusive and sustainable growth

La Commission des questions sociales a salué les efforts constants de la Banque de développement du Conseil de l’Europe pour soutenir une croissance inclusive et durable et l’intégration des réfugiés. More

Abolish the death penalty, torture and inhuman treatment of children in Brunei

In a Declaration adopted in Vienna today, the Committee on Social Affairs calls on the government of Brunei to put in place an immediate moratorium on the implementation of the Sharia Penal Code with respect to children. More

Stepping up action to combat violence against children within the UN 2030 Agenda

The committee encouraged governments and parliaments to step up their involvement in the implementation and monitoring of target 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to end all forms of violence against children. More

PACE committee calls for an end to coercive practices in mental health

Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development has urged Council of Europe member States to “immediately start transition to the abolition of coercive practices in mental health settings”. More