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COVID-19: a ‘devastating’ impact on children’s mental health

Participants at a PACE online webinar today looked at lessons from the COVID-19 crisis on child safeguarding and protection, concluding that the pandemic had had a “devastating” impact on children’s mental health, with a special impact on young people unable to take part in sport. The event... More

Webinars tackling the challenges of creating virtual parliaments

Confronted with the Coronavirus pandemic, the world’s parliaments have been forced to restructure their work and adopt innovative technological solutions, but a lack of appropriate legislation and associated ways of working has made it difficult for them to respond rapidly, particularly as... More

North Macedonia: post-monitoring rapporteur welcomes agreement on election date

Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC), PACE rapporteur for post-monitoring dialogue with North Macedonia, has welcomed the agreement on the date of early parliamentary elections, to be held on 15 July 2020. “We commend the political parties - from the majority and the opposition - for reaching an... More

Exchange of views with Israeli and Palestinian representatives at PACE sub-committee meeting

The Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World held a meeting by video-conference on 12 June 2020. Opening the meeting, George Loucaides (Cyprus, UEL), Chairperson of the Sub-Committee, stressed that the conflicts and instability in the Mediterranean region, in particular the Israeli... More