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PACE President makes working visit to Luxembourg

Rik Daems, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will make a working visit to Luxembourg on 7 December 2021. On this occasion, he will meet the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, and the Minister for the Environment, Climate and... More

Nano Nagle Place (Cork, Ireland) wins 2022 Museum Prize

The 2021 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to Nano Nagle Place (Cork, Ireland). The museum was selected by the Culture Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) meeting today. Nano Nagle Place not only commemorates the educational and religious work of... More

Preventing addiction to prescription medicines: more work needed on finding the right balance

A PACE committee is calling for “a careful balance” to be struck between ensuring patients have access to the prescription medicines they need and preventing addiction to them. The Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, approving a draft resolution and... More

Children’s views should be heard whenever decisions affecting their lives are made

It is time for governments and parliaments to ensure that children’s views are taken into account “whenever decisions affecting their lives are made”, a PACE committee has declared. The Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, approving a draft resolution and... More

Inaction on climate change: a violation of children's rights

The lack of action to tackle climate change is a violation of children's rights, according to the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development, in particular with regard to “the right to life, development, health and medical care, education, a good standard of living, and... More

Building forward better for an inclusive post-Covid-19 world: promoting participation of persons with disabilities

On the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2021), the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination made the following statement: Throughout the world, persons with disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, which limited their... More