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

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). More

A plan for creating safe, green and socially inclusive cities

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. More

Rapporteurs welcome presidential pardon of prisoners in Azerbaijan, call for release of all political prisoners

Sunna Aevarsdóttir, Sir Roger Gale and Stefan Schennach welcomed the release, following the Navruz presidential pardon, of more than 400 sentenced prisoners in Azerbaijan, including over 50 persons considered to be political prisoners. More

PACE President, at the UN, urges ‘a pushback against the pushback’ on gender equality

Liliane Maury Pasquier, ending a visit to New York where she took part in the UN Commission on the Status of Women, has joined UN Secretary General António Guterres in calling for a “pushback against the pushback” on gender equality. More

Georgia election: as observers’ final verdicts are published, PACE monitors urge follow-up

Tbilisi (Georgia) © Shutterstock Co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia have called on all stakeholders in Georgia to fully implement the recommendations made by international observers following the Presidential election in 2018. More

Rapporteur welcomes end to executions in California

Titus Corlăţean, PACE general rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty, has welcomed the decision by Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, to sign a moratorium on the death penalty in the state. More