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Award Ceremony of the Europe Prize in Donostia / San Sebastián

17/09/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Kęstutis Masiulis, Vice-Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize, will present the Prize 2019 to Eneko Goia, Mayor of Donostia / San Sebastián (Spain), on Thursday 19 September.

Member States should review their regulatory frameworks for digital platforms, committee says

13/09/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The committee expressed its concern at the digital platforms phenomenon which has grown on the margins of the mainstream economy, and whose actors are accused of infringing workers' social rights and taxation.

‘We need to talk’ – UN side-event hears moving testimony from Olympic gymnast

16/07/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

A high-level panel organised by the Social Affairs Committee at the UN in New York, has highlighted the urgent need to protect children who face sexual abuse from those in their “circle of trust”.

European Diplomas of the Council of Europe: 8 municipalities rewarded in 2019

27/06/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Stefan Schennach and Kęstutis Masiulis presented in Strasbourg the 2019 European Diploma to the mayors of 8 prize-winning municipalities, at a ceremony at Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg.

The Council of Europe Development Bank: supporting inclusive and sustainable growth

25/06/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

La Commission des questions sociales a salué les efforts constants de la Banque de développement du Conseil de l’Europe pour soutenir une croissance inclusive et durable et l’intégration des réfugiés.

Abolish the death penalty, torture and inhuman treatment of children in Brunei

14/05/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

In a Declaration adopted in Vienna today, the Committee on Social Affairs calls on the government of Brunei to put in place an immediate moratorium on the implementation of the Sharia Penal Code with respect to children.

PACE committee calls for an end to coercive practices in mental health

13/05/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development has urged Council of Europe member States to “immediately start transition to the abolition of coercive practices in mental health settings”.

Stepping up action to combat violence against children within the UN 2030 Agenda

13/05/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The committee encouraged governments and parliaments to step up their involvement in the implementation and monitoring of target 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to end all forms of violence against children.

Declaring clean air a basic human right, committee slams diesel as a ‘public health disaster’

29/04/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Declaring clean air as “a basic human right”, PACE's Social Affairs Committee has urged states to reverse policies which favour or tolerate diesel vehicles, declaring them “a disaster from a public health perspective”.

Donostia/San Sebastián (Spain), city awarded the 2019 Europe Prize

11/04/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The 2019 Europe Prize, which is awarded each year by the PACE to the town most active in promoting the European ideal, has been awarded to Donostia/San Sebastián.

A plan for creating safe, green and socially inclusive cities

19/03/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The Social Committee has spelled out the essential steps Europe’s cities should take to build inclusive and sustainable urban communities which fully meet a key UN development goal.

The implementation of the SDGs requires the mobilisation of parliaments and local communities

19/03/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The Committee on Social Affairs highlighted the decisive role of parliaments, local and regional authorities, citizens and civil society – in particular young people – in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).