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A committee recommends the waiving of anonymity for all future human gamete donations

30/01/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

“Anonymity should be waived for all future human gamete donations in Europe”, the Committee on Social Affairs, said, adopting a draft recommendation with a view to a debate in the Assembly’s next session.

Launch of the publication “The MEDICRIME Convention in 10 Questions and Answers”

23/01/2019 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The Committee launched a new publication on the MEDICRIME Convention (Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health).

Design competition for the new Europe Prize trophy

13/12/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The Committee on Social Affairs is launching a competition for the attention of art, design or architecture students from one of the Organisation’s 47 member States to create a new Trophy for the Europe Prize.

Committee says no to germ-line genome editing in human beings

04/12/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The Committee on Social Affairs reiterated the Council of Europe’s call for “a ban on establishing a pregnancy using germ-line cells or human embryos which have undergone intentional genome editing”.

Addressing the health needs of adolescents in Europe

04/12/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Adolescents should participate in decisions about relevant health policies “for meeting their needs and developing efficient health systems”, the Committee on Social Affairs and Health said today.

Measures for ensuring workplace stress prevention and management

04/12/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The committee called on Council of Europe member States to carry out an in-depth evaluation of existing domestic legal and policy measures for workplace stress prevention, management and reduction.

‘Blow the whistle’ to end child sexual abuse in sports

19/11/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

“One in five children are victims of sexual abuse or violence, and in the field of sport, children are particularly vulnerable,” Liliane Maury Pasquier said today, at an event organised by PACE's Social Affairs Committee.

Strengthening democratic security through territorial solidarity

06/11/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Believing that territorial solidarity was “a matter of democratic security”, Mr. Grin said that it was impossible to ensure the prosperity of certain regions to the detriment of others, addressing the Congress today.

Ten key steps to better protect children against sexual violence in sport

18/10/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Children in sports are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse and parliaments should therefore intensify their efforts to better protect the children concerned. Parliamentarians discussed an action plan to combat this phenomenon.

Parliamentarians pledge steps to help sport ‘uphold its core values’

18/10/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

PACE members meeting at a major gathering of sports ministers have proposed ten key steps to protect children against sexual abuse, crack down on corruption and help sport uphold its core values for human rights.

Rapporteur proposes fresh approach to involuntary measures in psychiatry

12/10/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

The best way to protect the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities with regard to involuntary measures in psychiatry is to "avoid such measures in the first place," says Reina de Bruijn-Wezeman in a new memo.

Mental health of adolescents: time to act

09/10/2018 | Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development

Rapporteur on the health needs of adolescents in Europe, Baroness Doreen Massey, has urged governments to take urgent action to deal with a growing mental health crisis among the young.