Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


Addressing the health needs of adolescents in Europe

Adolescents should participate in decisions about relevant health policies “for meeting their needs and developing efficient health systems”, the Committee on Social Affairs and Health said today. More

Measures for ensuring workplace stress prevention and management

The committee called on Council of Europe member States to carry out an in-depth evaluation of existing domestic legal and policy measures for workplace stress prevention, management and reduction. More

‘Blow the whistle’ to end child sexual abuse in sports

“One in five children are victims of sexual abuse or violence, and in the field of sport, children are particularly vulnerable,” Liliane Maury Pasquier said today, at an event organised by PACE's Social Affairs Committee. More

Strengthening democratic security through territorial solidarity

Believing that territorial solidarity was “a matter of democratic security”, Mr. Grin said that it was impossible to ensure the prosperity of certain regions to the detriment of others, addressing the Congress today. More

Ten key steps to better protect children against sexual violence in sport

Children in sports are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse and parliaments should therefore intensify their efforts to better protect the children concerned. Parliamentarians discussed an action plan to combat this phenomenon. More

Parliamentarians pledge steps to help sport ‘uphold its core values’

PACE members meeting at a major gathering of sports ministers have proposed ten key steps to protect children against sexual abuse, crack down on corruption and help sport uphold its core values for human rights. More