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21/06/2023 | 18:54:01 Thank you very much. Following this very rich debate, I'd like to thank all colleagues who contributed comments to this discussion. I want to underline that this is not the place for hate speech. We are an organisation to protect human rights - universal human rights. Rights that every individual deserves to be protected for, just because we are born human. Therefore I commend actually all reports, but I speak on behalf of my Committee. Therefore I'm going to focus on Ms Ada MARRA's report. I... 20/06/2023 | 19:50:05 Thank you very much, Mister President. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your contributions. There are a couple of keywords that I think are critical to underline and remind ourselves regarding the general outcome, I think, of this very important debate. First and foremost, I think several of our colleagues stated that it is foreseen that we will have further pandemics. We just do not know when. So the question is actually put forth by experts, experts who work for the World... 20/06/2023 | 18:33:34 Thank you very much.  I would like to start with a short but fast time travel. Let us go back to 12 April 1955. Jonas Salk, the developer of the life-saving polio vaccine, was asked in an interview if he owned the patent of the vaccine. And he replied, "Could you patent the sun?" – reminding the world that the patent of “public goods” should belong to the people. Let us come to the end of 2019. The start of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is when – in the words of the UN Secretary-General Mr... 27/04/2023 | 19:41:10 Thank you very much. So I will reiterate the call for a strong support for this report. As we are going through times of significant changes in our economies, or rather the need for change. Changes so that we can switch from a growth-obsessed, ever deepening socioeconomic inequalities framework to a sustainable and inclusive development framework. Change so that the welfare promises of the exponential technological advancements materialise for the billions. Change so that the potential trade... 26/04/2023 | 18:11:16 Thank you very much. 6 February, 4:17 a.m. Life shattered for millions within seconds. Seconds that seemed like long hours. Many thousands of people died. Millions of us lost loved ones, our very own personal histories, our collective memories as a society, our cultural heritages, our sense of being. I come from Hatay, one of the 10 cities that was hit hard by this earthquake. Streets we, I, ran as a child, homes we built with great labour, neighbourhoods where we cherished many memories... 25/01/2023 | 19:45:18 Thank you very much. I take this floor not just as a parliamentarian, not just as a member of our Assembly. but as a Turkish woman. And I dedicate this short speech to the millions of women in Türkiye who have been staunch fighters for their rights and the Istanbul Convention. On 20 March 2021, we woke up to a unilateral and sudden undebated presidential decision attempting to withdraw Türkiye from the Istanbul Convention. The very Convention the Turkish Parliament had approved unanimously... 25/01/2023 | 11:25:30 Thank you very much, Mister President. As the chair of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, I'd like to extend our gratitude and congratulations to our rapporteur as well as our Secretariat for having put forth a report that was extremely well received at this plenary. I think the debate we've had is proof of the work that has been done, but more so the proof of the need for this work to have been done. As I say, the debate itself has spoken many of the words... 24/01/2023 | 18:02:24 Thank you very much. I'd like to start by congratulating our rapporteur. Clearly, we are going through dire times. Our responsibility of upholding our organisation's 74 years of shared values of democracy, rule of law and human rights is ever more critical . It is certainly no coincidence that we are facing a multifaceted crisis: war, conflict, displacement of millions of people, steady backsliding of democracy and human rights, socio-economic inequalities, climate crisis. Now, none of these... 14/10/2022 | 10:51:33 Thank you very much, Mister President.  I feel, actually, very honoured that there is a consensus here regarding the relevance of the issue and regarding a detailed discussion of possible legislative changes that we, as policymakers, should tackle. And what is more important, I am very happy to hear that we all believe the European Social Charter is actually a framework we already have at hand and we should make sure that our member states – we, we, as member states – actually take on the... 14/10/2022 | 10:03:48 Thank you very much. It's good to know which technology to use. Technology is affecting our world of work, as is quite evident and proven here in this little experience. And the much-awaited future of work is no longer a phenomenon into the distant future. It's actually happening today. It's the present. It's here. And the rapid growth of new technologies, of digitalisation, and especially the Covid-19 pandemic have already radically transformed our organisation of work, workers, and...