Summer Session: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to address PACE

Strasbourg, 22-26 June 2015

Speeches by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the President of Malta Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, and the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanic are among the highlights of the PACE 2015 Summer Session (Strasbourg, 22-26 June).

Debates on the agenda include consideration of the annulment of the previously ratified credentials of the delegation of the Russian Federation, the functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan, the situation in Hungary, as well as a current affairs debate on the need for a common European response to migration challenges.

There will also be debates on missing persons in the conflict in Ukraine, improving the protection of whistle-blowers, preventing neo-racism and an evaluation of the partnership for democracy in respect of the Parliament of Morocco.

Igor Crnadak, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will address the parliamentarians in his role as Chair of the Committee of Ministers. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will answer questions from the parliamentarians.

The Assembly will also mark the 60th anniversary of the Europe Prize.