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PACE President firmly condemns the car bomb attack in Kayseri, Turkey

17/12/2016 | President

“I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the tragic car bomb attack close to the university campus of Kayseri, in central Turkey. “I firmly condemn this new brutal act of violence”, Pedro Agramunt said.

President condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul

11/12/2016 | President

Two blasts reportedly killed at least 38 people and wounded many more just hours near the Besiktas football stadium in Istanbul. "Our thoughts are with the victims, families and the Turkish people," the President stressed.

‘UN - Council of Europe: there is a wealth of synergy to be developed’

09/12/2016 | President

Speaking at the end of his visit to New York, Pedro Agramunt assured the UN SG-elect, Antonio Guterres, of the Council of Europe’s and the Assembly’s support in the implementation of the ambitious UN global agenda.

PACE honours human rights defenders “upholding the light of hope”

09/12/2016 | President

“This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights. I would therefore like to, once again, pay a particular tribute to Nadia Murad, who became a human rights activist,” President Pedro Agramunt stressed.

PACE President to meet future UN Secretary General in New York

05/12/2016 | President

On 7 December next in New York, PACE President Pedro Agramunt will be meeting António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary General designate, who will be taking up his duties on 1 January 2017.

President supports Cypriot priorities for their Chairmanship of the Council of Europe

25/11/2016 | President

At the end of his visit to Cyprus, Pedro Agramunt praised Cypriot authorities for their commitment towards Council of Europe values and for the ambitious programme of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.

European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

17/11/2016 | President

“All violations of children’s rights must end in order for them to live a dignified life in a supportive environment”, declared Pedro Agramunt on the eve of the Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Abuse.

Pedro Agramunt: an education of citizenship and democracy to immunize our societies against the virus of...

10/11/2016 | President

On the occasion of the opening of the annual Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue, PACE President Pedro Agramunt called to respect the common duty to promote a culture of peace and living together.

‘Education is one of the most important factors of social development’, said Pedro Agramunt

08/11/2016 | President

Speaking at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, Pedro Agramunt raised the question of how education could help promote civic engagement and improve opportunities for all.

The President congratulates Monegasque authorities for the progress made since 2004

05/11/2016 | President

At the end of his official visit to Monaco (3-4 November 2016), the President of PACE, Pedro Agramunt, congratulated the Monegasque authorities for the progress made since 2004.

Pedro Agramunt deeply concerned by the detention of co-chairs of the HDP party in Turkey

04/11/2016 | President

I am extremely concerned about today’s detention of Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, co-chairs of HDP – the third political force in Turkey’s Parliament – reportedly, together with 12 other members of parliament, said Pedro Agramunt.

PACE President to make official visit to Monaco

28/10/2016 | President

Pedro Agramunt will make an official visit to the Principality of Monaco on 3-4 November. He will meet, in particular, the President of the National Council and the Government Counsellor, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.