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20/06/2022 | 15:45:52 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank the rapporteur for his work. I share the idea that the Charter should indeed be revised and that the role of political parties in the fight against discrimination and racism should be re-emphasised. As you know, in France, we are coming out of a very long political sequence that started with the presidential elections and ended last night with the legislative elections. And I want to denounce what happened... 15/03/2022 | 20:07:13 Thank you, Mister President. Like everyone before me, I would like to start by expressing my support for the Ukrainian people, but also for the neighbours, those who have supported them, from the beginning, for years, and who are also on the front line. In 2019, we were naïve. We did not hear our colleagues' warnings. In history, there had been precedents: we failed to learn the necessary lessons. Personally, I believed at the time that it was the best thing to do for the Russian people... 24/01/2022 | 17:58:05 Thank you, Mr Chairman. I thank all the speakers for their support of Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY's report and mine. As I was listening to our young people, VANI, JÉRÉMY and ORNA, I had a quote that came to mind. It's a quote I love, from Henri Matisse, the painter, who said, "You have to look at all of life with children's eyes." Finally, it was Ms Zita GURMAI who reminded us: children are our future. But when we listened to her, I also had this idea that it is also our past, the children. We... 24/01/2022 | 16:44:36 Good morning to all of you, dear colleagues, I would like to begin by extending my best wishes for the year 2022. I am pleased to be able to discuss this joint debate with Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY whose work I admire and respect for her unwavering commitment to children's rights. We will be able to link our work and discuss together, albeit remotely, this report on the links between climate inaction and the rights of the child. I would like to start by saying that in the last two years, the... 22/06/2021 | 11:08:20 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, I would first like to thank our colleague, Mr Roberto RAMPI, for the quality of his work, which highlights both the importance and the fragility of the right to know. I would like to thank Mr Roberto Rampi for his excellent report, which highlights the importance and fragility of the right to know, as defined in Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which deals with freedom of expression and information. Whether it is, quite... 27/01/2021 | 12:25:40 Thank you all for your interventions. I'm not going to go back over each and every one of them, forgive me, but I will mention a few of you. Sir Christopher CHOPE and Lord George FOULKES stressed that the big pharmaceutical companies should be congratulated rather than attacked. I do not think that is what the Members who have spoken on this subject meant. On the contrary, we have legitimately, collectively, called for transparency. I am emphasising this point because it illustrates precisely... 27/01/2021 | 10:06:05 Mr. Speaker, Dear colleagues, Thank you for entrusting me with the preparation of such an important report as the one on vaccines against COVID-19. Thank you for your presence, either physical or virtual, and for the presence of Dr Tedros ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, who will join us shortly. I would like to begin by offering you all my best wishes at this somewhat gloomy and uncertain beginning of the year. I remember that a year ago the WHO was already talking about a pandemic. I was following this... 09/04/2019 | 12:00:32 I congratulate Ms Ingjerd SCHOU, who drafted the motion that resulted in this report. I hope that the report honours her original intention. I agree with Baroness Doreen MASSEY that the Parliamentary Assembly should receive more reports about progress towards the achievement of the SDGs. We started with two fairly general reports to get the discussion going and put Agenda 2030 on the Parliamentary Assembly’s agenda, and perhaps colleagues will now zero in on the individual goals. Lord David... 09/04/2019 | 10:20:44 It is my pleasure to present this report. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals that make up Agenda 2030 were adopted on 25 September 2015 by the 193 United Nations Member States. Agenda 2030 is a vision for a fairer, more equal and more environmentally sound future. It is based on three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – as defined in the 1987 report “Our Common Future” by the Norwegian Gro Harlem Brundtland. The primary objectives defined by the...