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A rapporteur recalls the importance of ensuring transparency for all clinical test results

22/01/2016 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

“The death of a patient in Rennes during a clinical trial of a new medicine shows, once again, the importance of ensuring absolute transparency of all clinical test results,” said Liliane Maury Pasquier.

COP21: parliamentarians push for an ambitious Paris agreement on climate change

10/12/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Parliaments should focus on what they do best: promote national climate laws and get them recognised in the global agreement”, said Lord Prescott, in Paris during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21).

Balloon launch to mark the End Child Sex Abuse Day

09/12/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The Assembly organised a balloon launch today on the forecourt of the Council of Europe building, to mark the first European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, set on 18 November.

Lord Prescott to attend COP21

03/12/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Lord Prescott, former Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy, will take part in a meeting organised by the IPU and the French Parliament in Paris, on the occasion of the UN Conference on Climate Change.

Europe Prize ceremony in Vara

01/12/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Axel E. Fischer and Jean-Claude Frécon presented the Trophy of the PACE Europe Prize to Fredrik Nelander, Mayor of Vara, in the presence of local authorities, associations and population.

Vara: Europe Prize to be presented during ceremony

27/11/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

A delegation of parliamentarians, led by Axel E. Fischer, will present the Europe Prize to to Fredrik Nelander, Mayor of Vara (Sweden), the Prize-winner for 2015 (with Dresden in Germany), on Sunday 29 November 2015.

Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are 'deliberately deprived of water', says committee

26/11/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

In a draft resolution PACE's Social Affairs Committee says the lack of regular maintenance work on the Sarsang reservoir, located in an area of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia, “poses a danger to the whole border region”.

Counterfeiting of medicines: the MEDICRIME Convention paves the way for a global response

24/11/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

“We, as parliamentarians, must raise awareness of the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes, and their negative impact on public health,” warns Valeriu Ghiletchi, Chair of PACE's Social Affairs Committee.

Committee postpones discussion on surrogacy report

23/11/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The committee has decided to postpone discussion of a draft report by Petra de Sutter on human rights and the ethical issues related to surrogacy, which was on the committee’s agenda at a meeting today.

Committee calls for a public-health-oriented drug policy

23/11/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The committee supports a change in approach to drug policy and calls on member states to adopt and promote a public-health oriented drug policy based on prevention, treatment and harm reduction.

To alert parliamentarians to the importance of ratifying the Council of Europe’s MEDICRIME Convention

20/11/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

In Paris on 24 November the committee is organising a parliamentary conference on the MEDICRIME Convention, the treaty on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes.

Plaque of Honour awarded to Cervia (Italy)

20/11/2015 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The town of Cervia (Italy) will receive the Plaque of Honour of the Parliamentary Assembly on Thursday, 26 November 2015. Laura Puppato, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly will present this distinction.