Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


Supporting decentralisation by fostering dialogue

“Mechanisms for decentralisation need to be further developed and translated into relevant legislation, by promoting a culture of dialogue between central authorities and local authorities,” said Luís Leite Ramos. More

Tuberculosis: every patient must be effectively diagnosed and have access to treatment

“Tuberculosis, which caused 1.7 million deaths worldwide in 2016, represents a growing threat to public health, especially in Europe,” warned the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development. More

Climate change: there is no ‘planet B’

The Paris Agreement embodies a global solution for the climate and represents a beacon for action at national, sub-national to local and international levels, Lord John Prescott said presenting his report on climate change. More

Committee spells out steps to protect and rehabilitate children affected by armed conflict

Children traumatised by armed conflict need specialised support to re-build trust and create “new positive life experiences”, the Social Affairs Committee has said, approving a draft resolution, based on a report by Sevinj Fataliyeva. More

A citizenship income to guarantee a decent standard of living for everyone

The introduction of a citizenship income could help overcome poverty and guarantee decent living conditions for everyone, said the Social Affairs Committee, which has encouraged debate on this issue in each country. More

Seminar on children's mental health and child-friendly justice

In co-operation with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the UK Parliament will hold a seminar in London on 6-7 November on “Children's mental health and child-friendly justice”. More